Russia may introduce strict immigration control of Ukrainians who visit occupied Crimea

21:50, 16 December 2016
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The Federal Agency for Nationalities (FAN) of the Russian Federation proposes to introduce a mechanism of strict registration of those who enter the territory of the occupied Crimea from Ukraine, TASS reported citing the agency official.


FAN official Andrey Komissarov noted that migration regime in the occupied Crimea should be built, given the peninsula’s "strategically important location and conflict with a neighboring Ukraine," TASS wrote.

"Just recently, December 13, the FSB chief made a statement about the growing threat of terrorist attacks by Ukrainian subversive groups in Crimea. In this regard, there is an obvious need to develop measures for the ultimate registration of individuals arriving in Crimea from Ukraine, and monitoring of their stay on the peninsula," he said.

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