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Ukrainian Interior Ministry Wants Foreigners Registered Quickly

KYIV -- The head of Kyiv's police wants the Foreign Ministry to drastically shorten the time given to foreigners to register after arriving in Ukraine, RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service reports.

Vitaly Yarema, chief of the Interior Ministry's General Department, told journalists that the current regulation giving foreigners 90 days to register at their local police station is too lenient.

He says the term should be shortened to three days, as it used to be before Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko issued a decree a few years ago increasing the time allowed to 90 days.