KYIV (QHA) -

The procedure for obtaining permission to cross the administrative border with the occupied Crimea for foreign journalists takes only a few hours. The corresponding statement was made by the Deputy Minister of Information Policy Emine Dzhaparova during a press conference "Crimean Tatar Media: Three Years of Resistance to Occupation" held in Kyiv and dedicated to the Day of Crimean Tatar Journalism, QHA correspondent reports.

“Now the procedure takes just a few hours. One does not have to spend several days for it, as it was before. I want to appeal to foreign colleagues:  There is no longer a problem of obtaining permission for foreign journalists!” She said.

Dzhaparova noted that the Ministry of Information Policy has already issued about 70 permits for foreign journalists from 25 countries, including the Russian Federation.

Earlier processing of the package of documents took 5 working days. In addition, the media outlets did not have the guarantee of obtaining an entry permit after submitting a package of documents to the State Migration Service of Ukraine.

Reference: Day of Crimean Tatar journalism is annually marked on April 10. Such a decision was made in Bakhchisarai in 2011, at a conference of Crimean Tatar media. It was April 10, 1883, when the first issue of the first Crimean Tatar periodical, the bilingual newspaper Terzhiman, was published by the educator Ismail Gasprinsky.

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