April 1, 2017 and PayPal is not permitting payments to Ukraine. What is up with PayPal I know there are Russian supporters of Ukraine, here's to hoping they can give Putin a bootin'.
This issue existed long before the war (BTW, officially there's no war in Ukraine), so it is not the reason. Also, Skrill (former Moneybookers) allows Ukrainians to receive the money. So, I suppose, someone in PP is a way too lazy to make it happen, that's all.
You can use Skrill to transfer the money. Or your counterpart may get a card like Pioneer, it takes a couple of weeks usually. Also you can transfer the money directly to her/his local credit card (Visa/MasterCard) but in this case the recipient should pay 15% tax (many simply ignore this, though).
Hope it helps.
Skrill is a great option for most but USA- they will have supah high fees for sending using skrill and if I remember correctly last year USA was even not able to use skrill to send anything - at least one guy I worked on told me that and when I checked I saw he tells the truth...
today was trying to send money to my family in Ukraine. The response was 'Currently PayPal accounts in Ukraine are only able to send payments. This recipient is not eligible to receive funds.'
As I see this topic was raised in 2014, now 2015 is close to the end.
I can't find mentioned above 'timeframe' for this issue.
What're those mysterious obstacles that don't allow to receive money in Ukraine?
In the list of countries with available options to send-receive money Russia mentioned to be able get both, despite sanctions applied toward this country due to aggression against Ukraine.
As I know the petition was provided to resolve this problem, and now answer so far.
If I have to sing somewhere to force this process kindly send a link.
It's very difficult times for Ukrainian and I'm sure many people would be willing to help their friends and families.
Welcome to the Community!
I'm sorry but currently customers in Ukraine can currently only send money using the PayPal service. It's not possible for customers in Ukraine to receive money on a PayPal account at the moment.
This may change at some point in future but this is the current process that is in place.