Ukraine tightens rules for Russians entering country: government
KYIV - Agence France-Presse
Ukrainian flag flies at half-mast above Independence Square in a sign of mourning in Kyiv, January 15, 2015. REUTERS PhotoUkraine's government on Feb. 3 announced tough new rules limiting the documents Russians can use to enter the country in a move likely to stoke further tensions between Moscow and Kyiv.
From March 1 Russians will no longer be able to enter Ukraine on their internal identity documents and will instead require a passport for overseas travel, a government decree said. Surveys estimate that over 70 percent of Russians do not possess such a document.