Only 17 Ukrainians refused entry into EU – border guards

16:24, 17 June 2017
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As of 06:00 Kyiv time on June 17, some 365,000 Ukrainian citizens had crossed the border with the European Union countries, while only 17 people were denied entry, according to the press service of Ukraine's State Border Guard Service.

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"About 12,875 Ukrainians used the right of travel without visas. These citizens had only biometric passports for traveling to the EU countries," the press service said.

Read alsoOnly seven Ukrainians refused entry into EU – border guards"Twenty-nine percent of them, namely 3,750 citizens used air service, while the remaining 71% crossed the border in the western part of the country through motorway and railway checkpoints," the border guards said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the decision of the Council of the European Union to introduce a visa-free regime for short trips of Ukrainian citizens to 30 countries of the European Union and the Schengen zone came into force on June 11.

A visa-free regime allows Ukrainians who have a biometric passport of a citizen of Ukraine to stay and freely travel across Europe for no more than 90 days during any 180-day period.

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