Ukraine's embassy in the United States has refuted information about the alleged "detention" of Ukrainian space industry officials - participants of a symposium in Colorado Springs.
“The Ukrainian Embassy in the U.S. refutes reports about the alleged detention of Ukrainian space industry officials taking part in a symposium in Colorado Springs, U.S., and the alleged departure to Colorado of the Ukrainian Ambassador to clarify the circumstances. This is outright fake news and a lie,” the embassy reported on Facebook.
The diplomats wrote that the Ukrainian delegation continued to work according to with the event's schedule, while Ambassador Valeriy Chaly remained in Washington D.C. as a member of another Ukrainian delegation – at the IMF and World Bank's spring meetings.
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"We call on Ukrainian and international media to remain alert and not fall for provocations," the embassy wrote