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Russian journalists, who visited the Crimea, will not be allowed to Eurovision even with accreditation, said the adviser to the interior Minister of Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada Deputy Anton Gerashchenko.
Previously the Director of the joint Directorate of photo information of the MIA “Russia today” Alexander Stoll said that accredited for Eurovision photographer Agency Ramil Sitdikova was not allowed to Ukraine. Fotocare issued a resolution on refusal of entry “in connection with the unconfirmed reason for the visit.”
“None of those Russian journalists who are accredited in Kyiv for Eurovision and who has previously violated the state border of Ukraine illegally visiting Ukrainian Crimea, will not be admitted to the territory of our country,” wrote Anton Gerashchenko on his page in Facebook.
According to him, evidence “of illegal stay on Ukrainian territory of the Crimea” photographer Ramil Sitdikov he gave the guards and volunteers of the Center, the Peacemaker, and he documented himself.
Earlier, Kiev has repeatedly denied entry to Ukraine, the journalists of “Russia today”. In April 2014, the press photographer of RIA Novosti Alexey kudenko sent to the editorial mission to cover the events in the South-East of Ukraine, did not pass border control at the airport of Donetsk. They put him on a plane, the next flight back. On the same day, Ukrainian border guards from the train “Moscow-Lugansk” was shot a RIA Novosti correspondent Andrei Malyshkin. He was also denied entry into the country with the formulation “lack of funds for stay in the territory of Ukraine”.
Crimea became a Russian region after held there in March 2014 referendum in which 96.77% of voters of the Republic of Crimea and 95.6% of residents of Sevastopol voted for joining Russian Federation. Crimean authorities held a referendum after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. Ukraine still considers Crimea its but temporarily occupied territory. The Russian leadership has repeatedly stated that the inhabitants of Crimea democratically in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter voted for reunification with Russia. According to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, the Crimea issue “is closed permanently.”