Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) forcibly returned to the Russian Federation and Kazakhstan special correspondents of Russian TV channels "First Channel" and "Russia", who were sent to Kyiv to prepare propaganda stories about the celebration of the Victory Day in World War II. This was reported by Security Service on its Facebook page.
"The officers of the special services documented that according to the plan of the Russian propagandists, the video footage shot by Valentina Solovieva and Olga Yuryeva was planned to be used to discredit Ukraine before the world community and spread disinformation among the population," the report said.
The department added that the activities of Russian propagandists harm the national security of Ukraine, its sovereignty, territorial integrity and constitutional order.
"On May 9, 2018 Valentina Solovieva was forcibly returned to Russia, and Olga Yuryeva to Kazakhstan with a ban on entry into our country for a period of three years," the Ukrainian law enforcers say.
The SBU reminded that according to the decree of the President of Ukraine No. 133 of May 15, 2017, special restrictive measures for activities in the territory of Ukraine were applied to the Russian TV channels "First Channel" and "Russia".
Earlier it was reported that as of 11:00 on May 9 in Ukraine 7 people were detained for banned symbols. Kiev police chief Andriy Krishchenko reported that in Kyiv law enforcement officers detained four people. It was noted that there were two detainees who tried to use the forbidden symbols, and 2 people who tried to pass without inspection to the territory of holding mass events.