Since January 2018 until June 2018, 39,582 citizens of Ukraine were granted the Russian citizenship (it was accepted, restored or recognized).
It is specified that 30, 462 Ukrainians got the resident permits during this period of time. Moreover, the Ukrainian citizens got 38,709 temporary residence permits.
As we reported 240, 000 citizens of the Russian Federation passed the biometric control at the border with Ukraine during the six months of 2018.
Since January 1, 2018, the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine controls the functions of the biometric control for the foreigners from the risk-countries, particularly Russia, who aim to Ukraine.
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 new system allows to check the duration of a person’s stay in Ukraine and is connected to the Interpol database.
Citizens of 71 countries including Russia have to give 5 fingerprints for identification when entering Ukraine as well as send a notice of their intention to enter the country in advance, specifying an aim of a trip.