(QHA) -

Russia's national airline Aeroflot says Ukrainian authorities are imposing "strict limitations" on Russian men seeking to travel to Ukraine, RFE/RL reports.

The April 17 statement said Ukrainian authorities have banned entry to male Russian passengers between the ages of 16 to 60. Only male Russian nationals arriving in Ukraine to see relatives, or care for sick relatives, or attend a funeral will be permitted to enter the country. It said such Russian male passengers must have documents proving the purpose of their visit.

No statement from Ukrainian authorities in response to Aeroflot's claims was immediately available.

Aeroflot said similar restrictions apply to residents of Crimea, the Ukrainian territory that was annexed by Russia in March.

Aeroflot said Crimean women between the ages of 20 and 35 will have to undergo special checks on arrival at Ukrainian airports.

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