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 Ukraine to introduce biometric control for foreign citizens crossing its state border, - Poroshenko at NSDC meeting

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Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council chaired by President Petro Poroshenko considered yesterday the issue of enhanced control over Ukraine state border crossing.

Censor.NET reports citing Presidential Administration press service.

"It goes about the increase of control over the entry and exit of foreign citizens - we introduce biometric control for all citizens who cross the Ukrainian border," the president said.

"We must take biometric data, including fingerprints and digital photo. This will increase our capabilities to fight terrorism," the head of state said and expressed confidence that the public would support and understand these decisions.

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The president added that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the State Border Service would provide information on this issue in the near future.

"We will allocate the necessary amount of time for the country to prepare well so that law-abiding citizens do not feel any inconveniences," Poroshenko said.

According to the president, the State Border Service will receive necessary funds to ensure technical implementation of the decision.

Poroshenko addressed the Interior Minister to take the issue under personal control and provide the necessary equipment to all border-crossing points.
 
 
 
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