Ukraine Ends Visa-Free Deal with N Korea

2019 ias preliminary exam test series

Ukraine has revoked a deal with North Korea that allowed visa-free travel for North Koreans.

Ukraine approved a decree to terminate the pact with North Korea.

According to notification, the withdrawal of visa-waiver agreement would “prevent ineligible persons from entering Ukraine”.

Concerns about the threat posed by North Korea have spiralled since it conducted its fourth nuclear explosion in January and followed it up with a series of missile tests, despite severe UN sanctions.

European Union member state Malta recently denied visa extensions for North Korean workers, effectively expelling them.

Current Affairs for IAS Exam