First deputy head of the State Border Service of Ukraine has said that the Russian side responds with provocative actions to Ukraine’s introduction of biometric control when crossing the state border of Ukraine.
“As we expected, during the holidays there were provocative actions against our citizens from the side of the Russian Federation in connection with the introduction of biometric control. Only today, the Russian side has refused to let 18 of our vehicles pass, without drawing up relevant documents and explaining the reasons,” Servatiuk was quoted by the Liaison Department of the Interior Ministry of Ukraine on Jan. 9.
He noted that the State Border Service of Ukraine expects even more provocations on the part of the aggressor country. Therefore, the checkpoints are strengthened with equipment and personnel.
At the same time, the first deputy head of the frontier department noted that since the beginning of the year, 29,000 foreigners have passed the biometric control, of which 24,000 are Russians.
At the same time, Servatiuk noted that only for the last three days the border guards recorded 48 responses from Interpol databases.