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Statements 2014

U.S. Embassy Statement on Visa Revocations

January 22, 2014

In response to actions taken against protestors on the Maidan in November and December of last year, the U.S. Embassy has revoked the visas of several Ukrainians who were linked to the violence.  Because visa records are confidential under U.S. law, we cannot comment on individual cases.  We would like to underscore that the Department of State has broad authority to revoke visas based on information indicating that a visa holder may be inadmissible to the United States, and we are considering further action against those responsible for the current violence.