Zelensky promises liberalization of rules for issuing permits for IDPs to visit Crimea

18:55, 07 August 2019
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The administrative border between mainland Ukraine and Russia-occupied Crimea / krymsos.com

He announced this when meeting with the Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar communities in Ankara, Turkey, on August 7.

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Zelensky's speech was broadcast on Facebook by the Office of the President of Ukraine.

"I assure you all that Ukraine will not leave displaced persons face to face with the problem. We understand how important it is for you to visit relatives and native land," he said.

"Provisions that will simplify the procedure of issuing permits for visits to Crimea will be approved legislatively soon," he said.

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