Border guards of Luzhanka checkpoint, Zakarpattia region, didn’t let Member of the European Parliament from Hungarian radical nationalist party Jobbik Krisztina Morvai into the country, as she is banned from entering Ukraine until July 2019, according to the press service of Ukraine’s State Border Guard Service.
“Today in Zakarpattia, on the Hungarian border, officers of the State Border Guard Service didn’t let a Hungarian politician into Ukraine, as she had been forbidden entering the country until July 2019 by the Security Service of Ukraine. Member of the European Parliament from Hungarian radical nationalist party Jobbik Krisztina Morvai came to the Luzhanka checkpoint. During the passport control, the border guard officers executed the Security Service’s order concerning this individual,” the statement says.
It is noted that, according to the given information, the politician visited the temporarily occupied territories of certain parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions back in 2014, and phrased support for self-proclaimed leaders in these territories.
She was handed the decision of refusal to cross the state border, where the legal basis on why she is forbidden to come to Ukraine was stated.
This is not the first case of foreigners being banned from entering Ukraine for the anti-Ukrainian statements and propaganda. Russian journalist Anna Kurbatova was deported from Ukraine with a 3-year ban. More recently, two British athletes were also banned from Ukraine for going to occupied Crimea and phrasing their opinion on the anti-Russian sanctions.