About 1,600 Ukrainians not allowed to cross Israeli border

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Ukrainian border guards refused over 500 Israeli citizens in entering the state
12:49, 14 May 2019

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Israel did not allow about 1,600 Ukrainian to cross its border in 2019, as UNN news agency reported citing Oleg Slobodyan, the assistance of the head of the State Border Service of Ukraine.

All citizens of Ukraine, who were not able to cross the Israeli border, were refused in the provision of the permission for the entry to the territory of the state. Meanwhile, Slobodyan did not specify the reasons for such a situation.

“Totally, 517 citizens of Israel were refused in the entry to Ukraine during the crossing of the border since the beginning of the year. At the same time, Israeli returned almost 1,600 citizens of Ukraine,” Slobodyan said.

Related: Ukraine, Israel discuss issue of increased number of refusal in border crossing

Earlier, the Israeli Embassy in Kyiv replied to the information request by the correspondent of news agency. The authority has cleared its position on the recent incidents with entry refusals for Israeli citizens in Ukrainian airport, namely Boryspil international airport.

“We are concerned about the situation at the airport. According to the Israeli Population and Immigration Authority, while there has been an increase of Ukrainian tourists to Israel since the establishment of the visa-free regime, there has been no increase in the number of Ukrainian citizens refused to enter Israel in the past 3 years. We work together with the Ukrainian authorities in order to diffuse this crisis”.  

Related: Israeli embassy concerned about increased number of entry refusals for citizens coming to Ukraine

Previously we reported that the number of entry bans for Israeli citizens in Ukraine has grown up lately. “The reason, most often, is that some of them could not confirm the goal of their visit; some don't have the return tickets or don't know where they would live,” Oleg Slobodyan said.

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