“Security Service of Ukraine stopped destructive activities of journalist Maria Knyazeva, who, under the pseudonym "Saushkina" worked for Russian TV channels Russia-1 and Russia-24. Russian woman, using her connections with pro-Russian representatives of Ukrainian media and experts, collected information about the situation in the country, activities of the highest authorities and bodies of our state. This data was used by her for biased coverage of the situation in Ukraine,” the message says.
The journalist was forbidden to enter the country for three years.
“In the frameworks of countering the intervention of the aggressor country in domestic media space and localization of information sphere threats, M. Knyazeva was forcibly returned to the territory of the Russian Federation with a ban on entry to Ukraine for a period of three years,” the press service reported.
As it was reported earlier SBU blocked 10 anti-Ukrainian websites created by Russian intelligence agencies. The websites were registered under a Ukrainian’s name with his stolen passport.