Russian Federation since the beginning of the introduction of martial law in Ukraine has not passed on its territory more than two hundred citizens of Ukraine.
This was announced by the assistant to the Chairman of the State border service of Ukraine Andrey Demchenko, reports “RBC-Ukraine”.
The official said that since 26 November, when Ukraine has a special mode, 247 Ukrainians are unable to get on the territory of the aggressor country.
Note, 30 November Ukraine has banned the entry into its territory of male Russian citizens aged 16-60 years. The ban will apply to the period of martial law until December 26.
At the same time, the Russian side declared that will not restrict entry into its territory for Ukrainians, including the military situation, in response to the ban from Ukraine.
Earlier, Andriy Demchenko said that since the restrictions on entry to Ukraine for Russian citizens, the number of Russians wishing to enter the territory of the country was halved. At the same time, for pennsic days of military emergency in the country, Russia has denied entry into its territory of 150 Ukrainians.
Why Ukraine has banned the entry of male citizens of Russia?November 25 in the sea of Azov border Russian ship rammed the RAID tug of the Ukrainian military. However, after this group of Ukrainian ships continued on their way to Mariupol. However, during exit from the Kerch Strait, the Russian border guard vessel opened fire on Ukrainian ships, resulting in 6 Ukrainian sailors were injured. Russia also seized 2 Ukrainian vessel and captured 24 Ukrainian sailors, who were later arrested in the occupied Crimea.
After that, the Ukraine was put into 10 regions martial law until December 26. In addition, 30 November Ukraine has banned the entry into its territory of male Russian citizens aged 16-60 years.
According to the President of Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine has banned the entry of men, “that Russia was not formed in Ukraine, groups of “private” armies, which are actually members of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation”. Also, he argued, to prevent the Russians to carry out in Ukraine the operations they have planned in 2014.