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 Citizens of Ukraine from occupied Crimea and Donbas to enjoy visa waiver, - Foreign Ministry

To this end, they will require biometric passports.

The citizens of Ukraine who live in the territories of Russian-occupied Crimea and certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions will be able to take advantage of a visa-free regime with the European Union after obtaining Ukrainian biometric passports, Censor.NET reports citing the Department of Consular Service of Ukraine's Foreign Ministry as saying on Facebook.

"The citizens of Ukraine who permanently reside in the territories of temporarily occupied Crimea and certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, similar to other citizens of Ukraine, will have the right to enjoy the benefits of a visa-free regime with the EU on general terms, by obtaining a biometric passport of Ukraine and observing other relevant requirements for visa-free travel," the message says.

Read more: Visa waiver for Ukraine: key steps and peculiarities of travel to EU

The European Parliament on April 6 voted to grant Ukraine a visa-free regime with the EU.

This decision is now pending endorsement by EU ambassadors on April 26.
 
 
 
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