"This morning, the State Border Guard Service denied entry to Ukraine and issued a 3-year ban against two more Russian journalists who had violated the Ukrainian legislation and visited the temporarily occupied peninsula [Crimea - ed.] through temporarily closed checkpoints," he said.
The State Border Guard Service notes that the availability of accreditation for Eurovision does not grant the right to cross the border.
Slobodian stressed both border guards and Security Service and National Police officers are guided solely by the interests and legislation of Ukraine in taking their decisions.
Earlier, border officers denied entry to Ukraine to photojournalist of Russia's propaganda news agency Rossiya Segodnya (Russia Today) Ramil Sitdikov who was going to Kyiv to cover the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.