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September 9, 2022 1:13 pmby The Kyiv Independent news desk

"This will result in an increase in the visa application fee from 35 to 80 euros, the need to present additional documentary evidence, increased visa processing times, and more restrictive rules for the issuance of multiple-entry visas," the Council's statement reads. The measures will enter into force on Sept. 12. Though the move will make it harder and more costly for Russian citizens to enter the EU, it falls short of Kyiv's call for a blanket ban of travel visas for Russians to punish Moscow for its brutal war in Ukraine.

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