In Ukraine, it was proposed to ban the entry of Russians: the initiative is gaining votes at a record speed

The ban is necessary for reasons of Ukraine’s national security, explains the author of the petition.Sternenko created a petition to ban entry for Russians / State Border Guard ServiceSternenko created a petition to ban entry for Russians / State Border Guard Service

A well-known social activist and popular political YouTube blogger Sergei Sternenko has created a petition proposing to ban citizens of the aggressor country Russia from entering the territory of Ukraine.

The corresponding document has appeared on the website of the President’s Office.

Sternenko explained that the ban is necessary for reasons of national security in the context of armed aggression in Donbass and the occupation of Crimea.

“I ask the President of Ukraine to initiate a ban on Russian citizens from visiting Ukraine or the introduction of a visa regime in order to protect the citizens of Ukraine and the national security of the state in the context of the ongoing armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine,” the petition says.

The document appeared on the website on November 2 and in a day has already gained 10,837 votes (as of 15:00 on November 3) out of 25 thousand required. In total, the collection of votes will last for another 91 days.

Now in Ukraine there are already restrictions on entry for Russians, but they only apply to those citizens who illegally visited the annexed Crimea, occupied Donbass, participated in the illegal armed formations of the “LPNR” or openly supported Russia’s armed aggression against Ukraine.

Earlier, the Ukrainian producer Igor Kondratyuk asked to ban all Russian performers from touring in Ukraine.

After Kondratyuk’s initiative gained the required number of votes, President Volodymyr Zelensky forwarded it to the SBU and the NSDC.

(c)UNIAN 2021

6 comments

  1. “Sternenko created a petition to ban entry for Russians”
    Generally, it would be a very good measure. However, what about Ruskies who hate Pewtinism and who like Ukraine?

    • A visa system would work well. All rooskies to be vetted at own expense, to ensure via social media, job history etc that they are not putlerites. Alternatively of course, if they knew in advance that a putinazi who had been working directly or indirectly for the shithole’s war effort, they could let them in and capture them.
      The way to go is a total ban or visas only for genuine friends of Ukraine.

      • Plus they would have to go through Ukrainian biometrics which is what the KGB and GRU are afraid of since they change their names monthly. They can’t hide from their fingerprints and iris scans.

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