In 2021, about 7 thousand Russian citizens were not allowed into the territory of Ukraine, which is almost 2.5 times more than a year earlier. About it reported press service of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.
As noted, about 46,000 people were denied permission to cross the border, which is almost twice as many as in 2020. The number of foreigners not allowed through was about 31,000.
“The main reasons for refusals to allow foreign citizens to cross the border, like last year, were quarantine restrictions and not confirming the purpose of the trip to our country. The reason for our compatriots not being allowed to cross the border was invalid documents, the absence of instructions from their parents and the ban on traveling outside the country,” the State Border Service said in a statement.
In second place in terms of the number of refusals of entry are citizens of Moldova (more than 5,300 people, which is almost three times more than in 2020). Next come the citizens of India (1435), Romania (1399), Poland (1319), Egypt (1114) and Belarus (765).
January 22 Ukraine introduced sanctions against 76 people and 24 organizations. Among the individuals to whom they apply are the permanent representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the North Caucasus, former Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika, designer Artemy Lebedev, Russian judges, Crimean officials, as well as several Austrian citizens associated with the architectural bureau COOP HIMMELB (L) AU. The bureau’s specialists were engaged in the design of the opera house, which is planned to be built in Sevastopol as part of the construction of a cultural and museum complex.