On November 28, Ukraine's State Border Guard did not let 33 Russian citizens cross the state border of Ukraine. Andriy Demchenko, the authority's press secretary reported this on Thursday.
'Most of these people during the border control procedures could not confirm the goals of their visit to Ukraine. Some of them did not have the respective documents, which give the right to cross the state border. There are also people who used to illegally visit Crimea', Demchenko reported.
The Border Guard currently boosts security measures.
'We involved additional reserves and man up the units. Our patrols are increased in numbers and, if necessary, supplied with the firearms and armored vehicles (...) The operative measures are taken to prevent any incidents or provocations on the border; the citizens who appear to be in the 'risk area' are interviewed, and the cars are inspected carefully,' the message says.
The boosted security measures at Ukrainian border checkpoints are related to the martial law, imposed in ten regions of the country, as well as in the Azov Sea waters. The martial law was imposed on Monday, November 26; it will last for at least 30 days, with possible prolongation. It was the response of the Ukrainian leaders to the aggression in the Sea of Azov, as Russian Navy attacked the Ukrainian vessels in Kerch Strait.