Posted on 14.02.2012 in Featured, News, Ukraine

Lawmakers support Yanukovych’s proposal not to introduce biometric passports

The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, has dismissed a bill introducing biometric passports in Ukraine.

A total of 304 out of 394 MPs registered in the hall voted on Thursday for the president’s proposal to reject the law on documents confirming the identity and citizenship of Ukraine.

As reported, the parliament passed this law on Sept. 23, 2011. However, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych vetoed it, saying that it carried the risk of violating the constitutional rights of citizens, and also violated international commitments undertaken by Ukraine. However, the introduction of biometric passports in Ukraine is also a condition necessary for the cancelation of visas requirements for Ukrainian citizens travelling to the European Union.

Source: KyivPost