Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Entry on the DPR territory for citizens of the Russian Federation is per Russian passports

16 March 2015
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From the 1st of March the citizens of the Russian Federation will not be able to entry, transit, stay and move across the territory of Ukraine without foreign passport. Today, on the 16th of March simplified procedure of crossing the border is cancelled for citizens of near frontier regions who were allowed to cross the border through local checkpoints without foreign passport. Now the border control and border crossing for this category of persons will be carried out at the international and interstate checkpoints per foreign passports.

In spite of changes in the order of customary adjustment in Ukraine, the entry on the DPR territory for Russian citizens will be per internal passports. It was announced by the deputy commander of armed militia of the DPR Eduard Basurin.

Retention of the previous order of crossing the state boarder was affirmed by the Russian side. According to the official representative of the Border Service of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation on Rostov district Vasiliy Malayev, the Russian Border Service continues working due to the rules of border crossing, established by the country`s legislation.

Currency, foods and goods import regulations remained the same. It is allowed to import free of customs duties and taxes:

  • Goods with the total value of less than 500 Euro on the total weight up to 50 kg;
  • Currency export equivalent of up to 10 000 Euro (if the sum exceeds it is necessary to have documents showing that the money was withdrawn from an account in an accredited bank or similar financial institution)
  • A person can bring in food products free of customs duties and taxes if their total value does not exceed 200 Euro( food products should not weigh more than 2 kilos in total, and there should not be more than one package of the same product);
  • ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO PRODUCTS (individuals under 18 years old are not allowed to export alcohol and tobacco products):
    • Up to 2 liters of wine;
    • 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco;
    • Up to 1 liter of strong alcohol (with alcohol content over 22%);
    • Up to 5 liters of beer.
  • Medicaments less than 5 items of one type.