The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) extended the entry ban imposed on Russian men aged from 16 to 60, despite the end of the martial law, said First Deputy Interior Minister Serhiy Yarovyi, the press service of the ministry reported.
"Taking into consideration the difficult situation with security, all bodies of the Interior Ministry continue functioning in emergency mode. Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council has decided to extend the State Border Guard Service’s restrictive measures barring entry to Ukraine for male Russian citizens," Serhiy Yarovyi said.
According to him, since the introduction of martial law, 1616 citizens of the Russian Federation were banned entry to Ukraine, including 866 in the regions where martial law was imposed. 351 citizens of Ukraine have been banned entry by the Russian side.
Martial law was introduced at 14:00 on November 26, but it entered into force on November 28 after the publication of the bill "On the introduction of martial law in Ukraine."
On November 30, Head of the State Border Service of Ukraine Petro Tsyhykal said that in connection with the military situation, the department had strengthened control measures at the border and restricted entry to male citizens of the Russian Federation in Ukraine. Russians aged from 16 to 60 can enter Ukraine only if they have “humanitarian grounds”, for example, if they are going to a funeral.