Kyiv: Hundreds of Russians denied entry into Ukraine after the end of martial law

The press representative of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, Oleh Slobodyan, said that after the end of martial law in Ukraine on December 26, 2018, more than 700 Russian citizens have not been allowed into Ukraine, the Ukrainian news agency UNN reports.

According to Slobodyan, 534 people were denied entry from December 26 to 31. Earlier, the First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Serhiy Yarovyi stated that 1,616 Russian citizens had been denied entry within the 30 days of martial law in Ukraine. 

On November 26, 2018, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine imposed martial law in ten border regions and in the inland waters of the Azov-Kerch water zone after the Russian FSB attacked Ukrainian warships in the Kerch Strait. On December 28, 2018, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that he had decided not to renew martial law.

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