Ukraine bans entry to Russian adult men, age 16-60 years

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Ukraine has banned Russian adult men aged 16-60 years from entering Ukraine.

Head of border service, Petro Tsygykal made the announcement in a televised meeting on Friday.

Petro said;

“Today, the entry of foreigners is limited primarily citizens of the Russian Federation  non-admission of citizens of the Russian Federation aged from 16 to 60, male.”

Ukraine imposed martial law this week, citing fears that Russia was planning a full scale invasion after Russian vessels fired on and captured Ukrainian ships last weekend.

 

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