Ambassador of Ukraine summoned to Russian Foreign Ministry

13:22, 25 July 2008
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Hryshchenko will answer for Zatulin?

Ambassador of Ukraine to the Russian Federation Kostyantyn Hryshchenko was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry to discuss the decision of the Ukrainian Security Service to bar the entry to Russian member of parliament Konstantin Zatulin.

The arrest of K.Zatulin is a “blatant demonstration of the unfriendly attitude of Ukraine to a prominent public figure of Russia”, claimed top deputy Foreign Minister of RF Andrey Denisov.

Today the Russian Embassy in Kyiv sent to the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine a note concerning the incident. The document expressed a “deep concern of the Russian side about the decision”, and a demand to “immediately provide official explanations about the incident”.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) made decision to bar the entry to Russian State Duma member Konstantin Zatulin, and brought a criminal case against him for his attempts to destabilize the situation in Ukraine during the celebration of the 1020th anniversary of the Kyiv Rus Orthodox Baptism. K.Zatulin, the top deputy chairman of the Russian parliamentary committee for CIS issues, was detained in the Symferopol airport in the evening of July 24. According to the information of Russian mass media, K.Zatulin arrived in Ukraine to take part in a tennis tournament in Crimea on the eve of the Russian Black Sea Fleet Day celebration.

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