Almost 400,000 Ukrainians get use of visa-free regime with EU, 42,000 Russians arrive in Ukraine since year start
About 400,000 Ukrainian citizens have used the simplified procedure for travel to European countries (since June 2017), and 57,000 foreigners, including 42,000 Russian citizens, have passed control over the system of recording biometric data since the beginning of this year, head of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Petro Tsyhykal has said.
Since the introduction of the visa-free regime with the EU, about 400,000 Ukrainians have used the simplified procedure for traveling to Europe, the head of the frontier department at the visiting session of the board at the Main Training Center of the State Border Service (the village of Orshanets, Cherkasy region) said.
"As part of the strengthening of control over the entry of foreigners, the system for documenting biometric data was launched in a very short time. Since the start of the year, 57,000 foreigners, including 42,000 Russians, have gone through the system," the press service quoted Tsyhykal as saying.