Ukraine’s State Border Guard Service recommends the citizens of Ukraine to temporarily refrain from visiting Russia, as Petro Tsyhykal, the Head of the institution, said in the interview for UATV channel.
“On this occasion, I would like to recommend the citizens of Ukraine to refrain from visiting Russia (for the period of martial law, - ed.). Otherwise, they might be exposed to the actions of the special services and returned back,” he said.
At the same time, Tsyhykal stressed that despite Russia’s statement that it would not impose reflecting sanctions against Ukrainians who leave its territory, the numbers of refusals for crossing the border has increased for no reason.
“Around 40 people were rejected to cross. All of them are men, only one woman,” he specified.
Earlier it was reported that 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.