From January 1 Ukrainian border guards will record the biometrics of Russians


From 1 January 2018, the State border service of Ukraine will capture biometric data of foreigners and persons without citizenship from 70 countries of migration risk, including from the Russian Federation. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of foreign Affairs.

The biometric data will be carried out during border control at checkpoints across the state border.

Of border crossing for citizens of migration risk countries must have a biometric passport (if not, the fingerprints will remove the border).

30 August 2017 the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko enacted the decision of national security Council and defense of Ukraine on strengthening control over the entry/departure into Ukraine of foreigners and persons without citizenship. According to the decree, Russia entered the list of countries of migration risk.

December 24 the Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Zorian Shkiryak reported that all checkpoints on the border with the aggressor state already equipped with the latest systems biometric data and connected to the database of Interpol and Europol.

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

27 Dec biometric control at the Ukrainian border started in test mode.