The state border service of Ukraine in 2018 will begin to lift fingerprints from arriving Russians
In the state border service of Ukraine added that the EU citizens to cross the Ukrainian border will be enough biometric passports.
KIEV, October 24. /TASS/. Citizens of Russia and countries of migration risk when crossing the Ukrainian border on 1 January 2018 and will undergo the procedure of fingerprinting. This was announced on Tuesday, the head of the state border service of Ukraine Petro Cigital.
“While the Russians cross the border on foreign passports. But now we are considering that from 1 January  was introduced biometric control will be fingerprinted. In General, we have 157 international and interstate checkpoints. And today we have allocated 300 million UAH (about $11 million — approx. TASS) for the purchase of scanners, the arrangement of jobs, the creation of a complex system,” said Cigital in interview to the edition “Censor.”
Thus, according to the official, citizens of EU countries to cross the Ukrainian border will be biometric passports.
Relations with foreigners from the EU will be a little bit more on the border will be the equipment that reads their biometric passports. And the Russians, because they have biometric passports no, we will take fingerprints and create a database. This information will be passed to different structures: the security service, migration service, police and others.Peter Chikangawa of the state border service of Ukraine
The head of the state border service of Ukraine added that in 2016 the country was visited by more than 1.5 million Russians, and this year almost 1.4 million citizens of the Russian Federation. At the same time in 2016 in Russia was visited by 4.1 million citizens of Ukraine in 2017 — more than 5.7 million Ukrainians.