: Tightened Security: Ukraine reacts to the failed coup attempt in Turkey

16:27 Jul. 16, 2016

Tightened Security: Ukraine reacts to the failed coup attempt in Turkey

(UNIAN Photo)

Ukraine improves protection of airports and southern borders

Ukraine will tighten security in airports and at its southern borders because of the mutiny in Turkey. State Border Guard Service said that it had stepped up security levels at checkpoints, and increased patrolling of the sea border.

According to the Head of Security Service of Ukraine Vasyl Grytsak, the failed coup attempt in Turkey influences the developments in Ukraine. The efforts will be aimed at preventing of further deterioration of situation.

Unlike Russia, Ukraine will not impose restrictions on flights to Turkey. However, Ukrainian citizens are asked to restrain from travelling to the country until situation goes back to normal.

According to the Department of Consular Service of MFA of Ukraine, there are no Ukrainian citizens among victims of the unrest. The passengers, stranded in Istanbul airport, returning to Ukraine today.

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko expressed support for the democratically elected President Recep Tayip Erdogan and the government of Turkey. Ukrainian leader voiced concern over the course of events in Turkey and called to respect the principles of democracy. 

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