Almost 38,000 people, including 9,300 Russians, denied entry into Ukraine
As of today, 37,518 people, including 9,301 citizens of the Russian Federation, have been denied entry into Ukraine.
"As of July 23, 2019, some 37,518 people, including 9,301 citizens of the Russian Federation, have been refused entry into Ukraine," the press center of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine told 112.ua.
In addition, 1,496 Russians have been denied entry into Ukraine since the beginning of the year, the border guards said.
As UNIAN reported earlier, after Russian forces attacked three Ukrainian naval boats near the Kerch Strait in the Black Sea on November 25, Ukraine from November 26 to December 26 introduced martial law in 10 regions – areas located along the Russian border and the Transnistrian section of the Ukrainian-Moldovan border, as well as along the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.
On November 30, Chairman of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Petro Tsyhykal announced that Russian male citizens aged 16 to 60 years would have limited access to Ukrainian territory due to the introduction of martial law.
In late December, the National Security and Defense Council extended the restrictive measures of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine concerning the entry of Russian men into Ukraine.
As of today, citizens of the Russian Federation cross the border of Ukraine like all foreign citizens, without any special exceptions.