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SBU expels Russian journalist from Ukraine, banned him from entry for three years
17:21, 21 November 2017
SBU expels Russian journalist from Ukraine, banned him from entry for three years

He worked for the Russian mass media and covered events in Ukraine

17:21, 21 November 2017

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The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) expelled Ihor Petrashevich, the Russian journalist from Ukraine and banned him from the entry for three years as the press service of the SBU reported at Facebook.

According to the information, he worked in the Russian mass media at the territory of Ukraine, including the ‘Federal News Agency’, rusvesna.su, riafan.ru and prepared the one-sided information about Ukraine.

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‘The propagandist deliberately and unreasonably disrupted the authority of the government bodies of Ukraine in his information, angled the historical fact of the formation and development of the Ukrainian nation and discredited Ukraine at the world’s stage’, the message said.

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The SBU also emphasized that his activity ‘contradicts the interests of the provision of the national security of Ukraine, its sovereignty, territorial integrity and constitutional system’.

According to the ‘Federal News Agency’, where Petrashevich worked, he covered the recent protests in Kyiv organized by Mikheil Saakashvili, the former head of Odesa region.

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As we reported Zakhar Vinogradov, the Russian journalist that made for Kyiv was taken off the train and banned from entry to Ukraine for five years. The SBU expelled Viacheslav Nemyshev, the Russian NTV channel reporter in October. Earlier Anna Kurbatova, the journalist from Russian Channel One was deported from Ukraine with a three-year ban from entering the country.

 

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