Ukrainians denied entry into UK despite promises
The Guardian says Ukrainian citizens were denied entry into the UK, despite Johnson's promise of allowing the people settled in the country to bring their family members for free.
Two Ukrainian citizens who left their country after Russia launched its special military operation in Ukraine were denied entry into the United Kingdom although the UK government had said that people settled in the country would be able to bring their Ukrainian immediate family members free of charge, The Guardian reported on Monday.
According to the newspaper, a British citizen who drove from London to the Ukrainian-Polish border over the weekend to welcome his wife and daughter was not allowed to board a boat from France with them.
The man noted that they were told to head to the visa center in Paris, but when they tried to apply online, the application said they need to pay £2,200 ($2,950) each, plus health charges.
On Sunday, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office claimed in a statement that any person settled in the country will be able to bring their Ukrainian immediate family members to join them in the UK.
Last Thursday, Russia launched a special operation to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine, responding to calls for help from the Donetsk and Lugansk People's republics.
The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed that the special operation is targeting Ukrainian military infrastructure only and the civilian population is not in danger.