"The Security Service has received the numerous complaints from the citizens, MPs and activists about the need to ban the Russian journalist from entering our country. You have heard all [his] statements about Ukraine, which harm the national interests. So, it was decided to ban him from entering Ukraine for three years," Spokesperson for the Security Service of Ukraine Olena Hitlianska said on the air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.
March 25, it became known that Russian journalist Otar Kushanashvili would become the new radio presenter at the Radio Vesti in Kyiv.
Giving an interview to Russian LifeNews TV channel, Kushanashvili explained that he went to work to Kyiv to earn money for his family but was not going to distance himself from the homeland. He also added that he supported the Kremlin in the war between Russia and Ukraine and criticized the Ukrainian Government.