Despite officials statements that passports of new format are being issued already, new samples of passports have not been submitted to OVIRs
Interior Ministry has already delivered new blanks of passports in Crimea and Kyiv OVIRs, but the last stated that they have not got blanks.
The Ukrainians, whose old international passports expired, cant get new passports.
According to data of some travel agencies, many Ukrainians decided to spend their holidays in Crimea and Odesa instead of foreign countries because of these problems with issue of new international passports.
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