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About 1 million people were recorded at Ukrainian border during New Year holidays

The border guards worked in the regime of enhanced events on the security of the posts during festivities
15:34, 2 January 2019

State Border Guard of Ukraine

About one million people and 160,000 vehicles were formalized by the workers of the Security Border Guard Service of Ukraine during the New Year holidays as the service reported.

The border guards worked in the regime of enhanced events on the security of the posts during festivities.

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The special attention was paid to the citizens of the countries of migration risk. The border guards checked the documents and hindered the attempts to transport weapons, explosives, radioactive substances and terrorist means.

The border guards increased the number of the units for the provision of the security at the border.

Related: State Border Service reinforces security measures for New Year holidays

The border guards will also work in the enhanced regime during Christmas events.

The border guards did not allow 1,650 citizens of Russia to enter Ukraine during the action of martial law in ten regions from November 26 till December 26.

Besides, 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.

Related: Ukraine’s Border Service implementing enhanced measures to control Russians entry

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 stipulated that the Ukrainian Parliament should consider the option to impose the martial law in Ukraine.

Related: Italian tourist illegally crosses Ukrainian-Belarusian border

On December 26, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has declared the end of martial law in ten regions of Ukraine.

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