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Bans on entry in Russia to be withdrawn for Moldovan citizens

14:09 | 01.03.2017 Category: Social

Chisinau, 1 March /MOLDPRES/- The earlier applied bans on entry in Russia for Moldovan citizens will be withdrawn, including for people who had committed administrative contraventions. President Igor Dodon made the statement today.

Russian officials took the decision on 28 February to apply migration amnesty to the Moldovans. “Following application of the provision, only people with criminal cases in Russia could not be amnestied in terms of migration and will not have access to the Russian territory. It is one of the results of my visit to Moscow, and I am glad this promise by Russian President Vladimir Putin was done so promptly”, he said.

The president noted that about 250,000 people with exceeded regime of stay still being in Russia can address to the local department of main directorate for migration issues of the Russian Interior Ministry with an application to legalize them in Russia. This right may be exercised only until 20 March. Also, “Russian Interior Ministry issued a list of 17,500 Moldovans who are outside Russia and are prohibited to visit it. Bans will be also withdrawn for them”, he said.

Nominal list of people with withdrawn bans will be made public by late this week. “Many thanks to colleagues from the Russian Federation for this generous gesture, I personally thank Mr. President Vladimir Putin. I urge our citizens to take advantage of this opportunity to address to the mentioned departments in order to lift prohibitions, I urge them not to violate the Russian legislation and worthy represent Moldova in whatever they do”, he concluded.


(Reporter A. Plitoc, editor A. Răileanu)


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