240, 000 citizens of the Russian Federation passed the biometric control at the border with Ukraine during the six months of 2018. Petro Tsygykal, the Head of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine claimed this as the press service of the Internal Ministry of Ukraine reported.
Tsygykal noted that the department under his control complied with the given tasks on the implementation of the visa-free regime with the EU countries in full and provides its functioning for a year.
Since January 1, 2018, the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine controls the functions of the biometric control for the foreigners from the risk-countries, particularly Russia, who aim to Ukraine.
Moreover, the Ukrainian border guards patrol the border with Poland and Moldova; the preparations for the joint patrolling with Slovakia.
The system of the recording of the biometric data for the citizens of 71 countries began to work on January 1, 2018. As we reported earlier the biometric control on Ukraine-Russia state border started working on December 27. The new system allows to check the duration of a person’s stay in Ukraine and is connected to the Interpol database.
Citizens of 71 countries including Russia have to give 5 fingerprints for identification when entering Ukraine as well as send a notice of their intention to enter the country in advance, specifying an aim of a trip.