Russia-Ukraine War: Australia to give visa priority to Ukrainians

Prime Minister Scott Morrison also said Thursday that Ukrainians applying for Australian visas will be given priority over other nationalities

The Associated Press February 24, 2022 08:58:47 IST
Russia-Ukraine War: Australia to give visa priority to Ukrainians

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison AP

Australia's prime minister says Ukrainians in Australia whose Australian visas will expire by the end of June will be allowed to stay an additional six months.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison also said Thursday that Ukrainians applying for Australian visas will be given priority over other nationalities, Morrison said.

Morrison made the announcement a day after Australia imposed sanctions on eight members of Russia's Security Council in response to Russia's actions against Ukraine.

Sanctions have also been placed on a series of banks and financial institution.

Sanctions that have existed since 2014 on the transport, energy, minerals and telecommunications sectors have been extended to rebel-held areas of Ukraine that Russia recognizes as independent.

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