The press secretary of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, Oleh Slobodyan stated that a large column of Russian military equipment and manpower was moving along the Ukrainian-Russian border, 112 Ukraine reported.
According to him, the border control crossings on the stretch of the border, which is under Ukraine’s control, continue to operate as usual.
“At the same time, we have information on the movement of large columns of military equipment and personnel along the border. Entry procedures at the border are being carried out normally but we will continue to conduct the procedure more thoroughly since there are risks at the border,” Slobodyan concluded.
Earlier reports stated that restrictions imposed during martial law could be prolonged. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has supported the relevant proposals of the Ukrainian State Border Service.
The head of the National Security and Defense Council, Oleksandr Turchynov said that Ukraine’s entry restrictions against Russians could remain in force after the expiration of martial law as this measure of self-defense proved to be effective. Russian men aged 16 to 60 were banned from entering Ukraine after the introduction of martial law.
On December 26, Poroshenko announced the termination of martial law in the ten affected border regions of Ukraine.