SBU issues entry ban against 140 Russian artists

16:37, 05 November 2016
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The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has banned nearly 140 Russian cultural figures from entering the Ukrainian territory, MP Olha Chervakova (BPP) reported upon receiving the agency’s response to her inquiry.

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The SBU claimed 50 representatives of Russian cultural circles had been blacklisted since last December.

"The check revealed a number of individuals, whose activities or statements contradicted the interests of our national security, and therefore it was decided to ban them from entering the territory of Ukraine," reads the SBU response.

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At the same time, the agency has not specified names of those prohibited from visiting Ukraine.

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