Forbes: Banning visa for Ukrainian officials? Not yet

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Sept. 28, 2012, 6:27 p.m. | Ukraine abroad — by Forbes

The U.S. senate’s resolution also calls for a visa ban against President Yanukovych and others responsible for Tymoshenko’s imprisonment, declaring their actions anti-democratic.


This week the US senate passed a resolution  calling for the release of former Ukrainian prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko. Almost simultaneously, the Ukrainian government delegation came to Washington to encourage American capital to invest in Ukraine, while Ukraine’s president Viktor Yanukovych promised “the new impetus” to Ukraine-USA relationship, attending the opening of the 67th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York.

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