For more than a year, only 62 Russians received a visa to enter Ukraine.
This was reported to "Babel" by the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Oleh Nikolenko.
Ukraine severed diplomatic relations with Russia, so there are no Ukrainian diplomatic missions on the territory of the Russian Federation. Because of this, citizens of the Russian Federation cannot apply for Ukrainian visas on the territory of Russia.
This can only be done by Russians who live abroad and have the right to temporary or permanent residence there.
However, having a Ukrainian visa does not guarantee the right to cross the state border of Ukraine — the final decision is made by the border guards.
- On February 11, 2022, a petition on the introduction of a visa regime with Russia appeared on the website of the Office of the President. It scored 25 000 votes, necessary for her consideration by the president. Volodymyr Zelensky supported this idea and instructed Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal to develop it.
- From July 1, 2022, the visa regime with Russia became operational in Ukraine.