The activist of the Ukrainian Cultural Center Olga Pavlenko had to leave the occupied Crimea and move to the mainland of Ukraine. On September 2, the woman crossed the administrative border with the peninsula at the Kalanchak checkpoint PE and went to Kherson, where she plans to settle. This was reported by Hromadske Radio.
Earlier, she reported about the psychological pressure from Russian FSB and phone calls from unknown numbers during several months.
As it was reported, the operatives of the FSB, Russian federal security service searched the house of Ukrainian civil activist Olga Pavlenko in the annexed Crimea.
Previously, in April 2018, prosecutor's office in Simferopol summoned Pavlenko and her colleague Olena Popova, while looking into the activity of the pro-Ukrainian NGO - specifically, printing of the local newspaper called 'Crimean Blackthorn'. The summoned activists used their right not to testify against themselves.
According to Krym.Realii, Pavlenko's friends assume that the search could take place after someone fed the information to the pro-Russian web portal Russkaya Vesna (Russian Spring, - 112 International).