Ukraine-Russia readmission agreement comes into force

11:44 14.08.2013

A Ukrainian-Russian agreement on readmission, which was signed in October 2012, has come into force, the BBC Ukrainian has reported.

"Readmission foresees the return to Russia of illegal immigrants who entered Ukraine through Russia. On June 5, 2013, this agreement was ratified by the Ukrainian parliament, and in late June it was signed by the Ukrainian president," reads the statement.

As reported, the agreement is a requirement for the liberalization of the visa regime between Ukraine and the European Union. A respective agreement between Ukraine and the EU entered into force on January 1, 2010.

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