28-year-old Ukrainian detained in occupied Crimea

Source : 112 Ukraine

FSB accused him of trying to cross the "border" bypassing the checkpoints
11:32, 15 November 2017

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A 28-year-old citizen of Ukraine was detained in the occupied Crimea. He was accused of trying to cross the "border" bypassing the checkpoints. This was reported by RIA News referring to the border control of the FSB.

FSB said that he arrived at Dzhankoy checkpoint, going to the mainland of Ukraine, and during documents check he showed document on passport loss.

According to the detainee, a month ago he arrived in the occupied Crimea to visit a friend from Yalta, and during the stay he lost his passport.

FSB officers did not let the man pass and recommended him to issue a "certificate of return" to Ukraine.

"However, contrary to common sense, the man made a decision to try crossing the border bypassing checkpoints moving towards Syvash, and hiding from the border guards to get to the territory of Ukraine. In spite of the measures taken to covertly move, the forign guest was detained by an alarm group using service dog, "the report said.

Related: The New York Times refuses to correct map with ‘disputed’ Crimea

Now a criminal case has been initiated against a citizen of Ukraine for "an attempt to illegally cross the state border of the Russian Federation."

As it was reported the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly supported the draft resolution on human rights in the Russian-occupied Crimea. Ukraine’s permanent office in the UN reported this on Tuesday evening.

The bill claims rude violations of human rights on the Russian-annexed peninsula.

71 countries voted for the updated document, with Ukraine’s amendments submitted to it. Another 77 states abstained, while North Korea, Belarus, Venezuela and several more countries voted against the bill.   

Related: The New York Times reacts to appearance of a map with ‘disputed’ Crimea

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