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Russian FSB detain Ukrainian on Crimean border
11:25, 10 January 2017
Russian FSB detain Ukrainian on Crimean border

Now the man is in custody, a criminal case was opened

11:25, 10 January 2017

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Russian border guards arrested Ukrainian, according to the Crimean border office of the FSB, reports RIA News.

According to the daily, a citizen of Ukraine was allegedly arrested for the attempt to cross the border after changing the surname.

“The incident happened at the Perekop checkpoint, where the border guards stopped a citizen of Ukraine born in 1973. It appears that earlier he was denied access to Russia until 2019 by the Migration Service of Krasnodar region,” the message says.

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The man allegedly decided to bypass the ban and appealed to the registrar of Nova Kakhovka town to change the name, and received a new Ukrainian passport, according to the FSB.

Now the Ukrainian is in custody, prosecuted. If his guilt is proven in a Russian court, he will be fined of up to 5 thousand dollars or imprisoned for up to four years.

Earlier it was reported that two foreigners wanted by Interpol arrested in Kharkiv and Boryspil airports. The detainees were wanted for fraud and robbery.

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