On April 1, the State Border Service reported that two Syrian citizens asked for political asylum in Ukraine in connection with the military actions in their country. The two women appealed to the border guards at the Kharkiv-Passazhirsky checkpoint during border control of train on the Moscow-Kharkiv route, the report said.
The 37-year-old and 22-year-old women explained while being interviewed that they arrived in the territory of Ukraine fleeing the armed conflict in Syria and wanted to obtain refugee status in Ukraine. After registration of the relevant documents, the women were sent to the State Migration Service in the Kharkiv region.
Last month, a Russian border guard cadet also asked for refugee status in Ukraine.