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U.S. citizen detained in Kharkiv region for attempting illegally enter Russia

American claimed that he headed to Russia for a date with his favorite but couldn't receive a Russian visa
17:25, 28 September 2018

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The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (SBGS) detained a U.S. citizen in Kharkiv region who tried to illegally get to Russia on a bicycle. The press office of the Eastern Regional Department of the SBGS reported this on Facebook. 

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It is said that the American was detained by the personnel of the Kozacha Lopan unit of the Kharkov detachment. He tried to cross the State border outside of the checkpoint. The border officers received the information on the violator from a district inspector. 

Sent to the border squad detained the U.S. citizen – in ten meters from the State border line. 

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‘During the conversation, the man explained that he tried to get to Russia to see his favorite. Due to the impossibility to get the Russian visa, he legally got to Ukraine, bought a bicycle and headed out to an illegal trip to Russia,’ border police officers state.  

Currently, the violator is detained. He will be brought to administrative responsibility for attempting to violate the border. The fate of the US citizen will be decided by the court.

State Border Service

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