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Five journalists planning to cover presidential elections not allowed to enter Ukraine in March

Three Russians and two Czech citizens did not have accreditation of the Central Election Commission
22:31, 30 March 2019

State Border Guard of Ukraine

Five journalists who planned to cover the presidential elections in Ukraine in their publications were not allowed to enter Ukraine in March. This is reported by the speaker of the State Border Service Oleg Slobodyan in his commentary to RBC-Ukraine.

“In general, since the beginning of March, there are several non-admissions. These are three citizens of the Russian Federation who did not confirm their accreditation and, accordingly, we prohibited them crossing the border. They simply were not allowed through the checkpoint, but without prohibiting entry to Ukraine,” Slobodyan said.

In addition, according to the speaker, two Czech citizens who did not have appropriate accreditation to work during the elections were also not allowed into the country.

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Earlier soldiers of the Unit “A” Special Forces began patrolling streets, train stations, bus stations and airports throughout Ukraine. This was reported in the Security Service of Ukraine press center.

"The state order and the peace of citizens of Ukraine are important elements for ensuring the proper electoral process. Our special forces, which defended Ukraine from the first minutes of the operation in Donbas, understand this very well. We also used combat vehicles and unmanned aircraft for patrolling. All of this is a demonstration of our determination to immediately stop any possible provocations in order to destabilize the situation in Ukraine", said the head of the Security Service Vasyl Grytsak.

He expressed confidence that "elections in Ukraine will be held in a civilized and calm manner." “The Security Service of Ukraine, within its competence, is doing everything necessary for this,” noted Grytsak.

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