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More than 800 Russians not allowed to Ukraine after martial law ended

1,650 Russian citizens were denied enter Ukraine over the 30 days of martial law, which ended on December 26
10:19, 12 January 2019
State Border Service

Over 800 Russian citizens failed to enter Ukraine after the martial law ended on December 26, reports the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. 

Spokesperson of the border service Oleh Slobodyan stated that 160 Russians were refused to enter Ukraine during the New Year holidays. 

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‘When aliens and stateless persons, as well as the citizens of the Russian Federation cross the border, the border guards constantly separate risk groups and take additional measures to prevent people to enter Ukraine as they might be involved in provocative or illegal actions on the territory of our state,’ they say.  

As we reported, 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. 

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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 Ukraine's 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.

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