Security Service banned 157 Russians from entry to Ukraine in 2018

Source : 112 Ukraine

83 of the banned Russians are credited as propagandists
12:00, 10 January 2019

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The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) banned 157 citizens of the Russian Federation from the entry to Ukraine in 2018 as SBU reported.

“In 2018, 157 citizens of the Russian Federation were not allowed to enter Ukraine, including 83 propagandists,” the message said.

Related: Belarus citizen banned to enter Ukraine for anti-Ukrainian materials

Moreover, the SBU uncovered and blocked 360 cyber incidents: 49 administrators of the groups in the social networks were prosecuted for the anti-Ukrainian propaganda, 29 persons were notified about suspicion and 20 sentences came into force.

The military counterintelligence exposed 152 militants of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic” and “Luhansk People’s Republic”, 54 of them were detained in 2018.

Related: Russia expands list of banned Ukrainian products

Besides, the SBU prevented eight terrorist acts on the territory of Ukraine; five of them were solved. Totally, 28 terrorist acts were prevented in 2016-2018.

As we reported the counterintelligence department of Ukraine’s Security Service revealed 71 people involved in the intelligence-sabotage activities of the foreign special services in Ukraine in 2018.

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