Ukraine will introduce biometrics for foreigners

Украина введет биометрию для иностранцев

Poroshenko holds a meeting of the NSDC

The measures will significantly enhance capabilities to combat terrorism, according to the national security Council.

The national security Council and defense of Ukraine under the chairmanship of the President of Petro Poroshenko is considering to strengthen control of crossing the state border, in particular, the introduction of procedures for collecting biometric data from entering the country to foreigners.

“We are talking about strengthening of control over the entry and exit and stay of citizens of other States on the territory of Ukraine – we are introducing biometric control for all citizens who cross the Ukrainian border”, – quotes Poroshenko a press-service of the Ukrainian President on Monday, July 10.

The President stressed, we will remove the biometric data, including fingerprints, a digital photograph. “This will greatly enhance the possibilities to combat terrorism,” he added.

Poroshenko noted that his Commission on the preparation of draft documents completed, and today the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine and the State border service to provide information on this issue.

We will remind, on may 1, Ukrainian border guards together with employees of SBU and the National police detained eight people who went to Odessa without specifying a clear purpose of his visit.