Russian reporter expelled from Ukraine, 3-year entry ban imposed

16:20, 26 July 2017
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The SBU Security Service of Ukraine said its operatives had blocked further destructive activities by Russian journalist Maria Kniazeva, who used the alias Saushkina in her reports from Ukraine for Rossiya-1 and Rossiya-24 TV channels.

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"The Russian citizen collected data on the situation in Ukraine, activities of top authorities, and security services through contacting with pro-Russian representatives of Ukrainian media and experts. She used these data in covering the situation in Ukraine," the SBU said.

"In the framework of the agency's efforts to counter the aggressor state's interference in national media space, and to tackle information threats, Kniazeva is being expelled to the Russian Federation with a subsequent three-year entry ban being imposed," reads the report.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Ukrainian border guards on May 22 expelled a de facto head of the news service of Ukraine's Inter TV Channel, Russian citizen Igor Shuvalov, accusing him of propaganda. The man was banned from entering Ukraine for the next five years.

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