Syrian president lands up on Ukraine's Myrotvorets database due to his children's visit to Crimea
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been included in Ukraine's Myrotvorets (Peacekeeper) Center database, which lists individuals who pose a threat to the country's security.
Assad's profile was created on April 15, 2018.
The Myrotvorets website says Assad is involved in the deliberate organization of the violation of the Ukrainian border by his underage children who visited Russian-occupied Crimea (Article 331, 331-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). He is also involved in participation in anti-Ukrainian propaganda by the aggressor country (Russia) and in attempts to legalize the annexation of Crimea.
Assad's three children – Kareem, Hafez and Zain – vacationed in the famed ex-Soviet youth camp Artek in Russian-occupied Crimea in 2017. The information was confirmed by Artek's director Aleksey Kasprzhak
In keeping with the current Ukraine entry/exit rules, the only lawful way of entering Russian-occupied Crimea is to cross the administrative border between mainland Ukraine and the Crimean peninsula.