The Verkhovna Rada intends to equalize the terms of remuneration for citizens of Ukraine and foreigners.
The corresponding bill No. 5795 on amendments to the laws on the use of labor of foreigners and stateless persons in Ukraine was supported by 240 people’s deputies in the first reading at the plenary session of the Verkhovna Rada on Friday, the website of the parliament reports.
The bill proposes to amend the laws on employment and the legal status of foreigners and stateless persons.
The document provides for the improvement of the procedure for issuing (refusal to issue) or continuation (refusal to continue) the validity of a permit for the use of labor of foreigners and stateless persons.
As noted in the explanatory note to the document, the amendments to the laws will create equal conditions for remuneration for both Ukrainian citizens and foreigners and stateless persons who are legally in Ukraine.
The adoption of the draft law will provide legal grounds for the use of the labor of foreigners and stateless persons who study in educational institutions of Ukraine.
The document also provides for the free issuance of a duplicate work permit for foreigners and stateless persons in cases of loss or damage to a previously issued permit, the validity of which has not yet expired.
Citizens of Ukraine wishing to cross the state border have been extended the opportunity to do so using their internal passport, the State Border Service reported.
“The possibility of crossing the border by citizens of Ukraine on internal passports has been extended. This decision was made in view of the situation that is developing on the territory of Ukraine during martial law, when citizens of Ukraine cannot quickly and timely issue a passport of a citizen of Ukraine for traveling abroad (foreign passport),” the statement says. message on the agency’s Facebook page on Monday evening.
The State Border Service stressed that this decision applies to all citizens, regardless of the areas from which they are sent.
The department recalled that children under the age of 16 can leave Ukraine if they have a passport of a citizen of Ukraine or a birth certificate of a child (in the absence of a passport of a citizen of Ukraine).
“In some cases, while staying abroad, there may be an urgent need for a passport, which is determined by the legislation of the countries where our regions plan to be, or when traveling between different countries. Therefore, we advise Ukrainian citizens to take into account different situations and, if possible, issue a passport for themselves even before crossing the border,” the statement said.
Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Russia, about 537 thousand citizens of Ukraine have returned to their homeland, the State Border Service of the country reports.
“Over the past week, 144,000 people left Ukraine. 88,000 arrived in Ukraine. In general, since the beginning of open aggression from the Russian Federation, about 537,000 of our compatriots have returned to Ukraine,” the Ministry of Internal Affairs said in a telegram message with reference to State Border Service data.
Candidate for the post of the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Denys Monastyrsky assures that as the minister he will focus on the safety of citizens and strengthening the level of trust in law enforcement agencies.
Speaking from the rostrum of the Verkhovna Rada on Friday, he thanked President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky for his trust. “The main priority will be the safety of citizens, society, strengthening the level of trust in law enforcement agencies,” he added.
As reported, Arsen Avakov on Tuesday submitted a letter of resignation from the post of Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, which the Verkhovna Rada supported on July 15.
Entry for Ukrainians has already been opened in 25 countries amid coronavirus (COVID-19) disease, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has said.
“At the recent briefing, I announced 23 countries that Ukrainians could go to. There are 25 counties now. The Bahamas (I agree that it is distant place, but attractive for travelers) and Lebanon (less popular place for Ukrainian travelers) are added,” Kuleba said at an online briefing on Tuesday.
Earlier, the minister named 23 countries that Ukrainians can also visit: Turkey, Serbia, Albania, Northern Macedonia, Montenegro, Belarus, Great Britain, the United States, Mexico, Egypt, Tunisia, the Republic of Korea, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Zambia, Tanzania, Burundi and the Seychelles.
The minister spoke about the resource tripadvisor.mfa.gov.ua, which was developed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, where people can get the most complete information about which country and by what rules entry is allowed.
Kuleba spoke about the rules of entry into countries that are popular among Ukrainians.
“Turkey: it is necessary to undergo a medical examination at the border, in case of COVID-19 symptoms, do a free PCR test, have insurance policy for COVID-19 disease, you can buy it online or from a tour operator, or directly at the airport. Entry into Serbia is allowed without restrictions. The result of the PCR test or the obligation to pass a 14-day lockdown is necessary,” he said.
The foreign minister said that the condition for obtaining a permit to enter Croatia for those who are going for tourist purposes is also the presence of a confirmation of the booking the hotel or apartment.
“Entry into Montenegro is also a popular vacation destination and is allowed, but for those who leaving Serbia, a 14-day observation in a lockdown facility is required. The Bahamas: prior to departure, permission must be obtained on the Bahamas Travel Agency’s website and on arrival you must show the results of a negative test. Tunisia: the result of the PCR test and lockdown from 7 to 14 days are required,” Kuleba said.
One more commercial special flight to Ukraine was done on May 26 to bring Ukrainian citizens home during the quarantine.
“Another 277 citizens come back home from the United States. A special commercial plane brought people from New York. This is the ninth special flight organized by Ukraine during the quarantine,” Embassy of Ukraine in the United States reported on Facebook.