In a result of statements appeared about as if thousands Ukrainian refugees in Russian Mass Media, SBGS of Ukraine closed the statistic reporting as to the cross of the state border of Ukraine by the citizens in the course of January-February 2014.
We inform that during the above mentioned period border guars in an established order checked in and passed through the state border to enter Russian Federation almost 890 thousand citizens of Ukraine. Out of them, during January 2014 480 thousand Ukrainians travelled to Russia, and in February 2014 – 405 thousand. At the same time, these indexes are left on the level of the previous year. Thus, in February of the current year, in comparison with January 2014, the number of crosses of the state border by the citizens of Ukraine to depart Russia has decreased in 16%.