The petition to ban Russian citizens from entering the territory of Ukraine for the next 50 years has received the required number of signatures. Now the petition should be considered by President Volodymyr Zelensky.
The author of the appeal also suggests not to issue residence permits to Russians, except for those fighting on the side of Ukraine.
“Mr. President, Ukraine has been suffering for 8 years from the war that Russia unleashed on the territory of our country. Unfortunately, during these 8 years, the authorities failed to protect Ukraine from saboteurs, agents, and corrections officers, who all this time arrived in Ukraine through the visa-free regime with Russia. We paid for it with thousands of lives. For the sake of the safety of every Ukrainian now and in the future, we propose to completely close entry to Ukraine to all Russians for the next 50 years and not to issue residence permits to Russians, except for those who fought on the side of Ukraine in the Russian-Ukrainian war,” says the petitions.