Kyiv, Moscow to gradually abandon bans on entry for certain individuals

Print version
Dec. 2, 2009, 2:19 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

Foreign ministers of both countries agreed on gradually abandoning the compilation of lists of individuals banned from entering their countries.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Petro Poroshenko and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov agreed on gradually abandoning the compilation of lists of individuals banned from entering their countries, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said in a statement commenting on a meeting between Poroshenko and Lavrov on the sidelines of the 17th OSCE Ministerial Council meeting in Athens. Poroshenko and Lavrov agreed to settle the problem of movement of vehicles belonging to Russia's Black Sea Fleet and agree upon a relevant procedure.

The ministers also confirmed that progress that Ukraine and Russia have made recently on eliminating trade barriers will be given an additional impetus.

They shared the view that the Ukrainian-Russian dialogue has assumed a constructive working format based on the improvement of confidence between the two countries.
The Kyiv Post is hosting comments to foster lively public debate through the Disqus system. Criticism is fine, but stick to the issues. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks will be removed from the site. The Kyiv Post will ban flagrant violators. If you think that a comment or commentator should be banned, please flag the offending material.
comments powered by Disqus


© 1995–2015 Public Media

Web links to Kyiv Post material are allowed provided that they contain a URL hyperlink to the material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. Otherwise, all materials contained on this site are protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced without the prior written permission of Public Media at
All information of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency placed on this web site is designed for internal use only. Its reproduction or distribution in any form is prohibited without a written permission of Interfax-Ukraine.