Chairman of Russian Union of Journalists refused entry to Ukraine

Chairman of Russian Union of Journalists refused entry to Ukraine

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Chairman of the Russian Union of Journalists Vladimir Solovyov was banned in February 2018 from entering Ukraine for a term of three years.

The Independent Media Trade Union of Ukraine reported this on July 18, having published the response of the SBU's National Security Department to its information request.

"The letter received from the National Security Department of the State Security Service of Ukraine states that 'in the interests of ensuring national security of Ukraine,' a resolution was issued on February 22, 2018 to ban citizen of the Russian Federation Vladimir Solovyov from entering Ukraine for a term of three years," reads the statement.

According to the trade union, the Confederation of Journalists' Organizations of Ukraine issued a statement on February 27 this year regarding Solovyov's illegal activity in Ukraine. The statement pointed to "anti-Ukrainian activities of Russian citizen and head of the Russian Union of Journalists Vladimir Solovyov on the territory of Russian-annexed Crimea."

The statement said that during his visit to the Crimean peninsula in February 2018, Solovyov met with the Kremlin's proxy - "the head of the republic" Sergei Aksyonov and other persons - "representatives of the Crimean 'authorities' and pro-Russian organizations." 

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