Starting from Friday, Ukraine has introduced an entry visa regime for Russian citizens.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine noted that having a visa, however, does not guarantee entry to the country for Russians, as the final decision in this regard is made by the Ukrainian border guards.

At present, Russian nationals can get a Ukrainian visa at VFS Global visa centers located in eight Russian cities.

Ukrainian visa applications for Russian citizens will be verified by respective Ukrainian organizations in the three countries—and based on their cooperation with the relevant Ukrainian authorities.