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Reuters: Ukraine ends visa-free deal with North Korea to keep out ‘ineligible persons’

Ukraine has revoked a Soviet-era deal that allowed visa-free travel for North Koreans
Reuters: Ukraine ends visa-free deal with North Korea to keep out 'ineligible persons'

According to Reuters, a Ukraine government document seen by Reuters said that the government approved a decree on July 27 to terminate the pact with North Korea, a major buyer of Ukraine’s flour, that had allowed visa-free travel between the two countries.

“The document, signed by Ukraine Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, said the withdrawal of visa-waiver agreement would “prevent ineligible persons from entering Ukraine”. The Ukraine Embassy in Seoul did not have immediate comment,” the edition said.

It should be recalled that on August 3, North Korea launched a ballistic missile that landed in or near Japanese-controlled waters for the first time, the latest in a series of launches by the isolated country in defiance of United Nations Security Council resolutions.

European Union member state Malta recently denied visa extensions for North Korean workers, effectively expelling them, South Korea has said.