In 2021, the rate of inadmissibility of Russian citizens across the state border of Ukraine increased by more than 15% – a total of 6,400 people, according to the press service of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.
According to the report, more than 42,000 people were denied entry by border guards in Ukraine.
“This figure has increased 1.7 times, in particular, according to forged documents, 1.2 thousand violators tried to cross the state border,” the statement said.
The SBGS report says that this year border guards had to combat illegal migration, arms and drug smuggling, illegal movement of goods across the border, and were involved in measures to “counteract the spread of the pandemic, respond to threats to increase Russia’s military presence on Ukraine’s border.” borders “. Belarus and the EU “.
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“In addition, border guards did not allow 8.8 thousand potential illegal migrants in Ukraine, which is 1.8 times more than last year. Also, 12.3 thousand illegal migrants were detained, of which more than 1.3 thousand for attempting to cross the border illegally and 10.8 for violating the rules correctly in Ukraine. In general, these figures increased by 38%, “the SBGS said.
Today, Ukraine faces low challenges to the security of its borders due to Russia’s military presence at the borders on the one hand, and the migration crisis on the borders of neighboring Poland and Belarus on the other.