Biometric control system can be introduced at the checkpoints on Russian border with starting from January 1, 2018. This was stated by Deputy Interior Minister Vadym Troyan, the press serviceof the body reports.
As Troyan noted, the system of biometric control provides for fingerprint scanning of all those who enter the country from Russia. In addition, the special services will be able to form a base for visiting foreigners.
“We plan to introduce a system of biometric control providing for scanning the fingerprints of Russians from January 1, 2018. It’s also to ensure that our security services have their own database on foreigners entering the country,” he said.
According to Troyan, at the moment there is also a necessity to strengthen the control over the arrival in Ukraine of illegal immigrants across the border with the Russian Federation. For this purpose, the Ministry of Internal Affairs considers it necessary to enhance its protection.
"Now we have one border point for 80-100 kilometers of the border. But foreign experience suggests that to ensure reliable protection of the state borders, it is necessary to have such points every 20 km. Modular towns should appear at the very border, between which observation towers will be built, - Troyan stated.
As it was reported earlier two employees of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine disappeared on Tuesday in Sumy region near the border with Russia, reported the press service of the department.
Also President Petro Poroshenko’s decree on introducing biometric control at the Ukrainian border starting January 1 has come into force, as it was published in the government newspaper today.
According to the document, the Ukrainian government and the Security Service of Ukraine (the SBU) is to enhance control over all foreigners entering and exiting the country by October 1, paying extra attention to citizens of Russia. They are also to update the list of countries that pose migration risk, in particular, adding Russia to the list.