The Russian side responds with the provocations to the implementation of the biometric control by Ukraine. Vasyl Servatyuk, the First Deputy Head of the State Border Guard Service claimed this as the press service of the Interior Ministry of Ukraine reported.
'As we expected the provocations against the citizens of Ukraine took place from the Russian side during the holidays due to the implementation of the biometric control. Only today Russia refused to let pass 18 Ukrainian vehicles without any proper document and explaining of the reason', Servatyuk said.
He noted that the State Border Guard Service expects more provocations from Russia and the checkpoints are strengthened by the equipment and personal staff.
He also noted that 29 000 foreigners, including 24 000 Russian passed through the biometric control since the beginning of 2018.
Servatyuk noted that the border guards spotted 48 responses on the Interpol's databases during the last three days. The system of the recording of the biometric data for the citizens of 71 countries began to work on January 1, 2018. As we reported earlier the biometric control on Ukraine-Russia state border started working on December 27.
The State Border Guard Service also noted that citizens of Ukraine who live in the occupied by Russia Crimea would not need to go through the biometric control.