Ukraine: Internal passports to be replaced with ID cards next year

Ukrainian Interior Minister Anatoliy Mohyliov has predicted that ID cards will be issued instead of internal passports in Ukraine in a year.

“As for the replacement of internal passports in Ukraine with ID cards, I think that it will take about nine months or a year,” he said at a press conference in Kyiv on Thursday, after an EU-Ukraine ministerial meeting on the implementation of an action plan on liberalizing the visa regime.

Mohyliov said that the provision of Interior Ministry departments and many government agencies with devices for reading these cards remained a problem in this area.