Some 21,200 Ukrainians enter EU without visa in past week

13:45, 19 June 2017
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Since the launch of the visa-free regime with the European Union, more than half a million Ukrainian citizens had crossed the border with the EU countries as of the morning of June 19, including 21,200 citizens who used only biometric passports, according to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.

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"While travelling [abroad], more than 100,000 Ukrainians used biometric passports, of whom 21,200 compatriots took advantage of visa-free travel and crossed the border with biometric passports only," the border agency reported.

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At the same time, a mere 26 Ukrainian citizens have been denied entry into the EU since the EU visa waivers took effect.

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