Kyiv Strengthens Security Measures After Martial Law

Over the past two days, almost a hundred foreigners, most of whom are Russians, have not been allowed entry into Ukraine

uatv
30.11.2018

Kyiv is adjusting to the rules of martial law, even though it is not one of the 10 regions under it.

The reason is that the capital city has dozens of places that are of strategic importance.

Boryspil airport has not increased its security measures yet. Since the beginning of Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine in 2014, the airport has been working in a reinforced or “yellow” security mode. There is constant video surveillance throughout the territory, patrols and metal detectors at the entrance. Declaration of martial law did not affect the number of arrivals or departures.

Airport attenders have not observed any changes.

There are no extra checks on the highways that lead to Kyiv; no traffic jams, except at the South Bridge.

Trains are departing from the central railway station in all directions as usual, but the number of police patrols has increased.

“Our border guards have strengthened security measures for the arriving citizens of Russia, and if, in the opinion of the border service, the passenger does not provide sufficiently convincing evidence, then he is sent back. Before we would have one to three passengers who are sent back, but now this number is much higher. This is in the last two days,” Halyna Bohdanenko, the press service representative from Kyiv Sykorsky Airport said.

According to the State Border Service, over the past two days, almost a hundred foreigners, most of whom are Russians, have not been allowed entry into Ukraine.

While there has been an increase of police patrols in the government district, there have been no changes in the numbers near the Verkhovna Rada and the Presidential Administration.

Source UATV
date 30.11.2018
categories News releases, Tourism
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