The border guards did not allow over 1020 people to enter Ukraine since the imposing martial law as of December 11. Associate of Head of State Border Guard Service Slobodyan made such statement as 112 Ukraine reported.
However, it does not mean that all Russians are not allowed to visit Ukraine as Slobodyan noted.
“First of all, those citizens of the Russian Federation who come with the humanitarian purpose, for participation in the educational events or sports competition are in priority and can cross the border of Ukraine without extra difficulties. If they cannot confirm the purpose of their visit or if there are doubts toward them, then the border guards refuse them in the crossing of the border,” he explained.
Slobodyan also noted that according to the current legislation, the border guards can specify the additional circumstances to find out the purpose of the visit. Particularly, it can be return tickets, hotel reservation, confirmation from the Ukrainian citizens that they are waiting guests and other information.
He noted that despite the official statement of Russia that it will not assume special measures; the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine spots the increase of the number of the Ukrainians who are not allowed to enter Russia. According to Slobodyan, there are about 280 Ukrainians.
Ukraine has banned the entry to its territory for the male citizens of Russia in the age from 16 up to 60. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko proposed to tighten the rules of the registration in Ukraine for the Russians.
As we reported earlier, the coast guard ships of the Russian Navy acted aggressively against the ships of the Ukrainian Navy, which have been carrying out a scheduled transition from Odesa port to Mariupol port in the Sea of Azov.
Given the tough situation in the area of Kerch Strait in the Sea of Azov, President Petro Poroshenko supported the offer of Ukraine's national security and defense council; it stipulates that the Ukrainian Parliament should consider the option to impose the martial law in Ukraine.
On November 28, the Uriadovy Kurier, the official outlet of the Ukrainian Cabinet, published the presidential decree No.392, which activates the decision of the National Security and Defense Council in Ukraine about the 30-days-long martial law in Ukraine.