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Ukraine's State Border Guard boosts security on border with Russia

The special units of Eastern Regional Department of the Border Guard are involved
21:23, 17 January 2019

State Border Service

Ukrainian border guards reinforced the on-duty units protecting the sections of Ukraine-Russia border in Sumy, Kharkiv and Luhansk regions. This is mentioned in the message released by the press office of the Ukrainian authority.

Special detachments of the Eastern Regional Department of the Border Guard will be involved in protecting these border sections.

The units are provided with all the necessary material and technical means for the autonomous actions in the winter period. 

As we reported earlier, over 800 Russian citizens failed to enter Ukraine after the martial law ended on December 26, according to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. Spokesperson of the border service Oleg Slobodyan stated that 160 Russians were refused to enter Ukraine during the New Year holidays. 

‘When aliens and stateless persons, as well as the citizens of the Russian Federation, cross the border, the border guards constantly separate risk groups and take additional measures to prevent people to enter Ukraine as they might be involved in provocative or illegal actions on the territory of our state,’ they say.  

As we reported, the border guards did not allow 1,650 citizens of Russia to enter Ukraine during the action of martial law in ten regions from November 26 till December 26. 

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