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For the most up-to-date information please visit Visa Requirements For Foreigners page of the MFA government website. Crimea, Luhansk and Donetsk regions are occupied by the Russian Federation.
Following the results of a referendum in November 1991 which indicated overwhelming popular support (90% in favour of independence), the Ukraine's Parliament declared its independence in early December 1991.
This declaration became a concrete reality as the Soviet Union formally ceased to exist on 25 December 1991.
This revolution eventually resulted in the election of opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko as President.
Petro Poroshenko, a pro-Unity Ukrainian politician won the 2014 presidential election and is the fifth president of independent Ukraine.A subsequent Ukrainian state was able, in the face of pressure from the ascendant Muscovy, to remain autonomous for more than a century, but in the 18th century the Russian Empire occupied much of Ukraine.Despite a brief, but uncertain, flash of independence at the end of the Czarist regime, after the Russian Civil War in 1922, Eastern Ukraine was incorporated into the new USSR and suffered two disastrous famines deliberately organized by the Soviet leaders, when millions of Ukrainians died of hunger (1932-, the first one known as the Holodomor) as well as brutal fighting during World War II.The Ukrainian government is now actively fighting against the Russian occupation.In May 2017, Ukrainian citizens gained visa-free entry into the Schengen Area.