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State Border Service reinforces security measures for New Year holidays

Source : 112 Ukraine

Special attention will be paid to prevent the import of weapons, explosives and terrorist means
14:21, 31 December 2018
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The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine has reinforced security measures for New Year and Christmas holidays, reports the press office of the Service. 

The law enforcers will be checking the citizens from the migration list, in particular, their documents. Special attention will be paid to prevent the import of weapons, explosives, radioactive substances and terror means. 

Related: Head of Crimean Tatar Mejlis urges citizens of peninsula to celebrate New Year at Kyiv time

More personnel were involved in the checking so that people don’t stay in long queues. 

It is noted that a lot of cars and people were at the border the previous weekends. During the last two days, the border officers passed almost half a million people. 260,000 people and 80,000 were headed to Ukraine. The Interpol base detected 24 invalid and fake documents. The officers detained 35 people for the illegal border crossing and prevented eight attempts of smuggling of goods.  

Meanwhile, 53,000 people and 8,000 cars have been passed through the boundary line in the Joint Forces Operation zone. 

Related: Police to work in enhanced regime during New Year, Christmas holidays

‘All entry-exit checkpoints at the Autonomous Republic of Crimea border and the boundary line in JFO zone will work in normal mode for New Year and Christmas holidays. Restrictive measures can be implemented only in case of escalation of situation or threat to life,’ reads the message of the border service. 

The State Border Guard Service calls people to process documents in the right way during the crossing the state border.

Related: Donbas militants to cancel curfew for New Year, Christmas

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