Ukrainian Border Service: 87 foreigners denied entry into Ukraine on Election Day
Ukraine's State Border Guard Service has reported that 87 foreigners were denied entry into Ukraine on Election Day on March 31.
"On Election Day, the State Border Guard Service worked in an enhanced mode. One hundred administrative and four criminal cases for illegal border crossing were registered, six people were detained. Eighty-seven foreigners were not let into the country on a well-grounded basis," Chairman of the State Border Service Petro Tsygykal said.
"Twenty-five weapons were seized. Some 7,000 border guards were working," he added.
As UNIAN reported, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he would order the country's border guards not to let Russian observers in the country amid elections in Ukraine.
The first round of the presidential elections in Ukraine took place on March 31. The turnout was 62.8% of voters. The Central Election Commission has so far processed more than 99% of the protocols. Actor and businessman Volodymyr Zelensky and incumbent President Petro Poroshenko will face each other in a run-off scheduled for April 21.