From 1 January 2018 Ukraine introduces the rules of border crossing for citizens from countries that may pose a threat to Ukraine, biometric passports. This was announced by the President Petro Poroshenko during communication with journalists during a working visit to the Kharkiv oblast, reports his press-service.
Poroshenko noted that “in the coming hours” should be disclosed in the relevant decision of the Council.
The list of countries whose citizens will cross the border under the new rules, approved by the Cabinet.
Now at an accelerated pace, a system of fixation of biometrics at checkpoints across the state border. Also will be expansions of existing centers of administrative services and new construction, primarily near control points of entry and exit.
According to the President, the procedure will proceed in three stages. First – person may submit advance notice of what is going in Ukraine and cross the border, respectively – database and border guards are ready. The second is the direct data recording on the border, biometric passports, or biometric data, and the third locking a person in a place where he intends to stay.
“At a time when the country is subject to military aggression by the Russian Federation, this practice is quite justified”, – said Poroshenko.
According to him, “this will allow you to fully earn the unified national system of biometric verification and identification of citizens of Ukraine, foreigners and persons without citizenship”.
Earlier, the Minister of foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin stated that the introduction of biometric control to foreigners will have negative consequences for the citizens of EU countries and other foreigners who have biometric passports according to ICAO standards.