Austria protested the ban on entry to Ukraine for Pro-Russian journalistPhoto: Christian Ferdinand Wehrschütz/Facebook

SBU banned to enter the country ORF correspondent Christian Versutta

07.03.19 183420

The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Austria Karin Kneissl condemned Ukraine’s entry ban for the journalist of the TV channel ORF Christian Versutta. This was reported Kneisl on Twitter.

According to her, this step on the part of Kiev is unacceptable.

“The prohibition of entry to the ORF correspondent Christian Versutta in Ukraine is an act of censorship that is unacceptable in Europe. We condemn this approach, which is completely incompatible with fundamental European values, and call for the immediate lifting of the ban,” the Minister wrote.

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In turn, Ukrainian Deputy Olga Chervakova said in Facebook that the SBU has banned entry to Ukraine Versutta for a period of one year. She also stressed that this decision was taken due to the fact that the journalist has visited ORDA and annexed Crimea.

“Since the beginning of armed conflict in the Crimea and the Donbass, Versatz covered the events in Ukraine, widely using stamps Kremlin propaganda, replicating the fakes from the “Russia today”, which discrediting the activities of Armed forces of Ukraine and deny the aggression of Russian Federation against Ukraine and fighters of the regular army of the Russian Federation position “militia” – posted Cermakova.

Himself Versatz States that do not violate Ukrainian laws and was in the territory annexed the Crimea only once, and legally.

As previously reported by the Focus:

  • In 2018 was set a record, when one day in Ukraine is not allowed 99 of the Russians.
  • In turn in SBU reminded Ukrainians about the “risks” of a visit to Russia.