Russian FSB bans Ukrainian photographer from entering Crimea for 10 years

Source : 112 Ukraine

Earlier Ukrainian journalist was forbidden to enter the peninsula
22:47, 18 February 2019


Ukrainian photographer Alina Smutko
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Ukrainian photographer Alina Smutko was forbidden to enter annexed Crimea for 10 years. Smutko wrote about it on Facebook.

“Today my name appeared on the list of persons “that threaten the national security of the Russian Federation”. Consequence: They forbade me to enter the territory of the Russian Federation and Crimea, in particular, until 2028. It’s a pity”, wrote the photographer.

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In the comment for “Crimea. Realia” Smutko claimed that Russia forbade her to enter annexed Crimea due to her professional activities.

As we reported earlier, the Ukrainian border guards did not allow two Russian journalists to enter Ukraine. One of them is chief editor of internet media “Takie Dela” (so it goes, - 112.internationalAnastasiia Lotareva.

Related: Russian FSB carries out another search of Crimean Tatars

Besides, Yevgenia Zobnina, the correspondent of “Dozhd” could not get into the territory of Ukraine. According to the TV channel website, she arrived at the invitation of human rights center “Memorial,” Luhansk human rights center “Alternative,” and German organization DRA for the participation in the blog-tour on Donbas. Zobnina had to depart from Kyiv to Kramatorsk in the evening of December 4.

Ukraine has banned the entry to its territory for the male citizens of Russia in the age from 16 up to 60. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko proposed to tighten the rules of the registration in Ukraine for the Russians.

Related: Crimean court extends detention period for Crimean Tatar blogger again

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