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Ukraine bans entry for all Russian males aged 16-60: Russian flagship carrier

Published on Apr 17, 2014 11:41 PM

MOSCOW (AFP) - Ukraine has banned entry to its territory for all Russian males aged between 16 and 60, the Russian flagship carrier Aeroflot said on Thursday in a warning to passengers.

"In line with an official order received by the company, all Russian male citizens aged from 16-60 will be refused entry into Ukraine," Aeroflot said, adding that exceptions would only be made in extreme cases such as the death or illness of a relative.

The ban also applied to men aged 16-60 and women aged 20-35 travelling on Ukrainian passports registered in Crimea, which was annexed by Russia last month, Aeroflot added.

Aeroflot, which flies from Moscow to several Ukrainian cities, said it recommended that passengers affected by the ban did not travel to Ukraine and added that tickets would be refunded without penalty.

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