From 2014 till 2019, Ukraine's state security service (the SBU) banned 5,024 Russian citizens from crossing the border. The service's press department reported that on Thursday, January 30.
Last year, Ukraine's state security service allowed entry for 675 Russian citizens.
As is known, in November 2018, Ukraine banned the entrance for citizens of the Russian Federation, aged from 16 to 60; this was because to the introduction of martial law. Though it was canceled in Ukraine, the entry ban was continued.
Starting from March 1, 2020, Ukrainians will need the foreign passports to cross the border with the Russian Federation. However, Ukrainians who return to Ukraine will not need it as Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk reported on Telegram. “From March 1, 2020, the crossing of the border with Russia will take place on the basis of the foreign passport but only for citizens of Ukraine, coming from Ukraine to Russia,” the message said. The time of passing of the border guard control is reduced. Special equipment reads the information from the foreign passports.