Since the beginning of the martial law, the border guards refused more than 1,500 Russian citizens to enter Ukraine. Oleg Slobodyan, Assistant to the Chairman of Ukraine’s State Border Guard Service claimed this in a commentary to 112 Ukraine.
‘As of today, these measures will be taken until the end of the martial law, but if there is a need retained, we will continue to exercise the enhanced control in the future, Slobodyan said.
In most cases, these are the ones who couldn't prove their purpose of visit or exceeded the stay in Ukraine during the previous visits.
Over the same period of time, 350 Ukrainian citizens were banned to enter Russia without any reason explained.
As we reported earlier, the Russian Navy attacked the Ukrainian vessels in the Kerch Strait in the Sea of Azov. The vessels were damaged, and the crews captured by the Russian special services. Ukraine and the Western governments consider the attack an act of aggression.
The Ukrainian sailors were taken to a remand center in Crimea, and then in Moscow, charged with the 'illegal crossing of the Russian territorial waters'. All sailors deny their guilt, claiming they are prisoners of war.