In 2018, recorded an increase of passenger traffic on average by 4% compared with the 2017 year.
The number of citizens that crossed the border of Ukraine over 2018, exceeded 100 million people. The increase in this figure was impacted by Beavis, said the head of the state border service Peter Cigital the air of one of Ukrainian TV channels.
“The border is a living organism and the environment here is constantly changing. Traffic to different sites is also not uniform and varies depending on the time of year, day of the week or even the approaching holidays. In this (2018 – ed.) year number of citizens that crossed the border into Ukraine exceeded 100 million people. It’s a lot,” said Chical,.
He also added that in this figure, Ukrainians and citizens of other countries and “compared with 2017, in 2018, recorded an increase of passenger traffic on average by 4%”.
He also noted that more Ukrainians began to travel abroad, mainly to the European Union, taking advantage of a visa-free regime.
“Bezviz stepped up trips of our citizens abroad. For example, on 11 June 2017 and 10 June 2018 at checkpoints across the state border recorded 20.3 million crossings of the state border by citizens of Ukraine to travel to the EU, whereas before the introduction of bezveza (June 2016 to June 2017 – ed.), these crosses were only about 17.8 million that is, for the year bezveza Ukrainians more than 2.5 million times more likely to have crossed the border into the EU. We have more than 34 million border crossings by Ukrainians in the EU, and almost 2.2 million of this amount is purely bezviz”, – said the head of the gpsu.
Regarding the workload of the border, according to him, problems remain in the automobile checkpoints on the border with the EU, particularly Poland.
“Every year, the addition of only passenger cars ranges from 400 to 700 thousand. Among the reasons for this phenomenon is the European vector of interests of Ukrainians taking into account bezveza, and insufficiently developed infrastructure of border crossing points. The number of road checkpoints on the border with the EU is insufficient. They are only 18, then as needed twice,” said Chical.
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