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"From January to May this year, 1,471 people from Russia were refused entry into Ukraine (1,728 people in January-May 2016), while 920 people were barred from leaving Ukraine (990 in January-May 2016)," Apostrophe reported quoting a letter from the border agency sent in response to the portal's official request.

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"During January-May 2017, some 1.997 million people crossed the Ukrainian-Russian section of the state border in accordance with the established procedure for entry into Ukraine (1.952 million people in January-May 2016) and 2.165 million people left Ukraine for Russia (2.077 million people in January-May 2016)," the document says.