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Pro-Kremlin journalists from Italy, Czech Republic and Russia denied entering Ukraine
18:45, 2 May 2018

Pro-Kremlin journalists from Italy, Czech Republic and Russia denied entering Ukraine

Russian citizen came with two children as a representative of a designer clothes company, but he appeared to be a political observer of a Russian news agency

18:45, 2 May 2018

State Border Guard of Ukraine

Ukraine’s Border Guard Service did not let the pro-Russian journalists from Italy, Czech Republic and Russia to Ukraine. The journalists were going to “cover” the anniversary of the tragedy happened in Odesa on May 2, as it was reported on the website of the Border Guard Service.

Two foreigners were not let to cross the border in Boryspil airport based on the information received from other law enforcement agencies.

“Italy and Czech Republic citizens rejected to cross the border have been implausibly covering the events happening in Ukraine recently,” the representatives of the Border Guard Service informed.

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The Italian citizen visited Donbas disguised as a photographer and has appeared on so-called Oplot TV multiple times. He was covering false information about the situation in Ukraine.

The citizen of the Czech Republic appeared to be a journalist from a political news agency, who was seeking for information and falsely covering the events going on in Ukraine.

Besides, another Russian citizen was denied entering our state after the conversation with the officers of the Border Guard Service. He could not confirm the aim of his visit. Russian citizen came with two children as a representative of a designer clothes company, but he appeared to be a political observer of a Russian news agency.

Three foreigners came back by the return flights.

Earlier, mass riots occurred in Odesa on May 2, 2014. 40 people died as a result of the riots.

The conflicts started in the city center on Hretska and Derybasivska Streets, on Hretska Square and then moved to Kulikove Field, where a fire happened in Trade Unions House.

The law enforcers checked the territory of the Kulikove Field for explosives and intensified patrolling.

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