Ukraine lifts entry ban for Russian males

Ukraine lifts entry ban for Russian males

The Ukrainian authorities lifted the ban on entry for Russian men, but according to Ukraine’s customs spokesman, enhanced checks at the border crossings with Russia by Ukrainian border guards continues.

"We exercise increased control over the entry of foreigners into Ukraine,” spokesman for Ukraine’s border agency Oleg Slobodyan said.

"The State Border Service continues to monitor all Russian citizens, clarifying the purpose of their visit to Ukraine," before allowing them to enter the country, he said.

Slobodyan added that Russians might be forced to provide "additional documents," RT reported.

Ukraine temporarily banned Russian males, aged 16-60, into the country following the imposition of martial law last month. After Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko ended martial law this week, Kiev also announced the lifting of the travel restrictions for Russians.