Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Ukraine as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Ukraine: Short-stay visas with Grenada abolished

Citizens of Ukraine and Grenada who possess valid passports may now enter and stay, without visas, in the territory of the other party for a period not exceeding 90 days within any 180 day period …

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Ukraine: Minimum wage increased from September 2020

The gross national minimum wage rose on 1st September 2020 to UAH 5,000 (US$177) a month …

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Ukraine: Zelensky cancels visas for tourists from China until Jan 31, 2021

Until 31st January 2021, Chinese nationals may enter Ukraine, or transit through it, without a visa – provided that the period of stay in Ukraine does not exceed 30 days in any period of 180 days …

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Ukraine: Government develops three stages of raising minimum wage

Under the current schedule, the minimum wage is due to increase to UAH 5,000 (US$185) from 1st September 2020 …

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Ukraine: Limiting trade union powers

Having withdrawn a highly controversial overhaul of the Labour Code (2708) in March, the government has now drawn up a more limited amendment (2681) directed specifically at limiting trade union powers …

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Ukraine: Cabinet of Ministers withdraw draft of Labor Code

Draft Bill 2708, launched late last year, would have introduced sweeping trade union reforms and allowed “at will” employment …

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Ukraine: Government signs visa-free agreements with Argentina, Marshall Islands and Grenada

Effective March 14th 2020, Ukrainian citizens will be able to visit Argentina visa-free and stay for 90 days within any 180-day period …

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Ukraine: Minimum wage increased from January 1st 2020

The minimum gross monthly pay level has increased to UAH 4,723 (US$199 …

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Ukraine: Corruption whistleblower law enters into force

A new Whistleblower protection law has just come into force …

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Ukraine: Cabinet approves visa-free regime with Colombia, Ecuador

Ukrainians are now able to stay in Colombia and Ecuador without visas for 90 days within any 180-day period …

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Ukraine: Agreement with Mongolia on mutual abolition of visas approved

Under a new agreement, citizens of Ukraine and Mongolia may visit each other’s country for a period not exceeding 90 days within a 180-day period …

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Ukraine: Draft law on Ukrainian language adopted by 278 lawmakers

The Law on Ensuring the Functioning of Ukrainian Language as the National Language, adopted on April 25th 2019 seeks to regulate the use of the national language in the country …

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Ukraine: President signs visa waiver agreement with North Macedonia for a year

Citizens of the Republic of North Macedonia will now be able to enter or transit through Ukraine without a visa for up to 90 days within any 180 days …

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Ukraine/Uruguay: Visa free regime to take effect February 15

With effect from the 15th of February 2019, Ukrainian citizens will be able to visit Uruguay without a visa and stay for a period of no more than 90 days …

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Ukraine: Citizens of 52 countries to be able to apply for Ukraine’s e-visa from January 1

Citizens from 52 countries now may obtain electronic visas (e-Visas) online prior to entering the country …

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