200 thousand Ukrainians to come from abroad for Easter
Border guards expect 200 thousand Ukrainian citizens who will come home for Easter. This was stated by the Chairman of the State Border Guard Service Serhiy Deineko on the air of 1+1 TV channel, UKRINFORM reports.
"Nearly 160 thousand citizens have already returned from abroad in all directions available to Ukrainian citizens. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, at the moment about 17 thousand Ukrainians have declared that they intend to return to the territory of Ukraine. Of course, these are not all citizens. We expect that about 200,000 of our citizens may return on the eve of Easter," he said.
Regarding the queues at the Polish border, Deineko noted that the problem was not with the Ukrainian border guards, but that the queues were accumulating on the Polish side. On the most active day - March 27, 22 thousand citizens came back to Ukraine from Poland. Usually, this figure is about 4 thousand people per day. At the moment, there are no Ukrainians who cross the state border on foot, Deineko said.
As reported, on March 26, the State Border Guard Service conducted more than 27 thousand border crossing operations, both for entry and exit. More than 18 thousand are Ukrainian citizens who returned from abroad. The largest number of people gathered in the Polish section-at the checkpoints Yagodin, Krakivets and Rava-Ruska. There was an even greater influx at the border the next day.