Servatus told about provocations from the Russian Federation


Russia provocations in response to the introduction of Ukraine of biometric border control. This was stated by Deputy head of the State border service of Ukraine Vasyl Servatus, the press service of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine.

“As we expected, during the festive days there have been provocative actions against our citizens from the Russian Federation in connection with introduction of biometric control. Only in the same time, the Russian side refused to allow 18 of our vehicles, without drawing up relevant documents and explanations”, – told the Servatus.

According to him, the state border service anticipate more provocations by Russia, so the checkpoints reinforced with equipment and personnel.

Servatus noted that since the beginning of the year when it earned a full biometric control system, this procedure passed 29 thousand foreigners, from them 24 thousand – Russians. He added that over the past three days the border guards have recorded 48 positives in the Interpol database.

From 1 January 2018 at the Ukrainian border has earned the fixation system of biometric data of foreigners and persons without citizenship from 70 countries of migration risk, including from the Russian Federation.

Of border crossing for citizens of migration risk countries must have a biometric passport, otherwise the fingerprints will remove the guards.

26 December the Ministry of foreign Affairs warned its citizens who are going to Ukraine, about the possible problems when crossing the border.