Ukraine has not allowed more than 600 Russians after the imposition of martial law

© AP Photo / Pavlo Recommendone at a checkpoint on the border of Russia and Ukraine in Hoptivka. November 30, 2018Ukraine has not allowed more than 600 Russians after the imposition of martial law© AP Photo / Pavlo Pakhomenko

Ukrainian border guards missed in the country more than 600 Russian citizens since the inception of martial law, the number of Russians wanting to visit Ukraine during this time has decreased three times, said the head of the State border service Peter Cigital.

«Today we didn’t concede more than 600 citizens of the Russian Federation… During this time attendance has decreased three times,» said Cigital in interview to TV channel UA TV that was recorded on Monday.

He added that not only men but also women can refuse entry to Ukraine, if it has certain reasons.

The Verkhovna Rada on November 26 approved the decree of the President of Ukraine on the introduction of martial law in 10 regions of the country for 30 days, after the Ukrainian Navy ships violated the border of Russia and was detained by Russian ships. This mode provides the possibility of temporary restriction of constitutional rights and freedoms of citizens, including the right to participate in elections, to freedom of thought and speech. The document came into force on 29 November.

Earlier, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Twitter that the country imposes restrictions on entry of citizens of the Russian Federation males aged from 16 to 60 years. In turn, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia will not impose any retaliatory restrictions against the citizens of Ukraine, but rather facilitate the conditions of their stay in Russia and receive Russian citizenship. The Russian foreign Ministry said that this decision demonstrates the good intentions of Russia against Ukrainians.

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