Shuster not leaving despite denial of work permit

18:46, 26 April 2016
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One of the most influential journalists on Ukrainian television and host of arguably the country's most popular political talk show Savik Shuster says he is not going to leave despite the fact that he has been denied a work permit in Ukraine, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

Shuster is going to work in Ukraine without getting a salary / Photo from

"We can work without a work permit," he said.

"Of course, I will be back on air. And one can be on the air without getting a salary," he said.

Shuster claims that the denial is an "absolutely conscious action" that "absolutely cannot stand any criticism."

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Shuster in turn accused the government of going after him for the criticism of the government.

Soviet-born Shuster, who is a Canadian citizen, moved to Ukraine in 2005 after his work and residence permits were revoked in Russia.

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