Almost 100 Russians refused entry to Ukraine in past day

14:45, 01 December 2018
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Spokesperson for the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service Andriy Demchenko says 99 Russian citizens have been refused entry to Ukraine since November 30, when the ban on entry of all male Russian nationals aged 16-60 was introduced in Ukraine for the entire period of martial law.

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"Since the beginning of the ban on entry into the territory of Ukraine, 99 Russians have been refused entry to the country. The vast majority of them were unable to confirm the purpose of their journey. Some of them had no necessary documents to enter Ukraine. There were also some of those who overstayed in our country," he told TV Channel 112 Ukraine on December 1.

At the same time, more than 780 Russian nationals crossed the border and entered Ukraine, the official said.

Despite Russian officials' statements that they will not take tit-for-tat measures towards male Ukrainian citizens, the Russian side denied 40 Ukrainian citizens entry to its territory on November 30 and over 110 of them in the past three days, Demchenko said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on November 30, Head of the Border Guard Service of Ukraine Petro Tsyhykal said Ukraine had banned entry to all male Russian nationals aged 16-60 for the entire period of martial law.

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