The Israeli embassy in Ukraine stepped up with the official statement regarding the information about Ukrainians who had access denied on the border.
'Responding to the somewhat biased information that appears in the media, the Embassy of the State of Israel in Ukraine would like to point out the following: the State of Israel is open to every true tourist who wishes to visit it; since 2011, when the visa-free regime between our countries, the number of tourists from Ukraine grew significantly, and we gladly welcome them in our country. Unfortunately, some criminal elements use the visa-free regime to bring Ukrainian citizens to Israel in order to employ them illegally', the statement says.
'Most of those who were refused in the crossing of the border of Israel are these illegal migrants. We urge the citizens of Ukraine who want to work in Israel legally... to turn to the nearby employment centers for detailed information on the opportunities and the procedure of employment in Israel. To finish with this topic, we turn to all true Ukrainian tourists: welcome to Israel!', the statement concludes.
Visa-free regime between Ukraine and Israel has been effective since 2016. Though, many Ukrainian tourists who want to visit this country complain about unreasonable refusal to enter Israel.
Israeli authorities explain this in the following way: more and more citizens of the states of the former Soviet Union, with which Israel has visa-free regime (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Georgia), are trying to illegally migrate to their country. This problem became urgent since Russian aggression began in Ukraine in 2014.