Russian singer Surganova barred from Ukraine, - Border Guard Service

Ukrainian border guards banned entry to another Russian singer as she was trying to cross the border at Zhuliany airport last night. The reason for the entry ban was her visit to occupied Crimea in violation of Ukrainian laws.

Spokesperson for the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Oleh Slobodian wrote on social media, Censor.NET reports.

"As the passengers who arrived from Minsk were passing the passport control, a Russian citizen Svetlana Surganova (Surganova and Orchestra) was identified. It was found during the interview that she actually visited the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea in May 2016 by flight from St. Petersburg to Simferopol and returned to Russia two days later. Svetlana came to Ukraine for personal reasons back then but the law on the temporarily occupied territories does not provide for exceptions, at least until the liberation of Crimea," he wrote.

According to Slobodian, the border guards decided to bar her from entering Ukraine for a three-year period within the scope of their jurisdiction.

"In 2017-2018, the border guards banned entry into Ukraine for a total of 117 Russian singers and other public figures for violating the country’s laws regulating travelling to the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea," he said.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3065916