Some 73 unwanted persons were not allowed to Champions League final in Kyiv
The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine has reported that thanks to cooperation with Interpol, 73 undesirable persons were identified as those who were not admitted to the territory of Ukraine on the days of the Champions League final in Kyiv.
"The preparatory work was carried out in advance. We received lists of fans from UEFA and carried out a joint check with Interpol. Some 73 persons were found to be undesirable as for getting into the territory of Ukraine. This applies both to fans and other persons listed in the Interpol bases," First Deputy Head of the State Border Service Vasyl Servatiuk said at a press conference on Wednesday.
He noted that already at the border crossing at this time, the border guards found one of the criminal authorities from a foreign country, who was not allowed to enter and denied entry to the territory of Ukraine.
"In addition, during the monitoring of the second line, several groups of Russian fans from among the "ultras," who were supposed to carry out some kind of provocation, were not allowed too. And also media representatives who were not accredited, represented incomprehensible media sources of the Russian Federation. There were two of them," Servatiuk said.
In turn, Head of the Main Directorate of the National Police in Kyiv Andriy Kryshchenko pointed out that only 100 Russian citizens could get to Kyiv for the Champions League final and all of them were carefully checked.
Servatiuk also said that in addition to 53,000 passengers, accepted by the airport Boryspil from May 21 to May 26, about 300,000 foreign nationals entered Ukrainian territory by land transport across the border with Poland, Hungary and Slovakia, through the airports in Odesa, Vinnytsia and Kharkiv. But one cannot say that they all went to the final of the Champions League.
According to him, it is difficult to count the number of foreigners who came to watch football, but we can say that 15-20% more people than usual entered Ukraine in these days.