: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Prominent Russian asks for asylum in Ukraine

A prominent Russian public figure and writer has appealed to the Chernihiv unit`s border guards, while crossing the Ukrainian-Belarusian border, to grant him refugee status in Ukraine due to political persecution in Russia, the press service of Ukraine`s State Border Guard Service reported, without identifying the Russian.

”The Russian citizen is a well-known writer and public figure who has been involved in protest activities against Putin`s political regime in Russia,” the press service`s statement read.

Currently, the Ukrainian migration service is handling the request for asylum.

As UNIAN reported earlier, in June a Russian citizen, who is a native of Dagestan, when crossing the state border with Belarus asked for refugee status in Ukraine because of religious persecution in Russia.


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