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Ukraine to introduce biometric control for foreigners entering the country
19:21, 10 July 2017
Ukraine to introduce biometric control for foreigners entering the country

The President says such measures will expand opportunities to fight terrorism

19:21, 10 July 2017

Reuters

Ukraine intends to introduce biometric control for all foreign citizens crossing the state border, President of Ukraine announced at The National Security and Defense Council meeting, as president’s press service reports.

“It goes about the increase of control over the entry and exit of foreign citizens – we introduce biometric control for all citizens who cross the Ukrainian border. We must take biometric data, including fingerprints and digital photo. This will increase our capabilities to fight terrorism,” the President informed.

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He added that the corresponding documentation is ready. The President also said that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the State Border Service would provide information on this issue today.

As it was reported earlier, EU approved new rules for controlling foreigners at border, which include collecting biometric data.

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