Many embassies of EU countries in Ukraine continue humiliating practice to require personal appearance of Ukrainians, who came back from abroad, supervisor of Public initiative "Europe without borders" Iryna Sushko told the press, ForUm's correspondent reported.

According to her, last year it was France and Spain, but this year the list of countries enlarged.

"In the majority of case embassies explain their refusal, but their explanations do not allow understanding the real reason of denying visa. It proves that the work of embassies is not transparent," Sushko said.

Most of the respondents said they would not appeal the refusal, as it is very expensive and complicated procedure.

The Public initiative questioned 1860 people, applying for visas. Most of the respondents have permanent jobs; the rest is students and pensioners. Average age of applicants is between 20 and 40 years.


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