Security Service bans intl observers of Donbass elections from visiting Ukraine

All the so-called observers of the elections in the self-proclaimed republics in eastern Ukraine will be banned from visiting Ukraine, said advisor of the Ukrainian Security Service chief Markiyan Lubkivsky.

All the so-called observers of the elections in the self-proclaimed republics in eastern Ukraine will be banned from visiting Ukraine, said advisor of the Ukrainian Security Service chief Markiyan Lubkivsky.

"Our colleagues from the Interior Ministry have identified the so-called observers of the DPR pseudo-elections and will transfer their materials to the Ukrainian Security Service as a body authorized to categorize the activity of foreign citizens and to give an appropriate legal assessment. By the way, some of them, including Bella Kovacs (Hungary), Fabricio Berto (Italy), Frank Creyelman (Belgium) and Ewald Johann Stadler (Austria), are real "international habitual offenders" who came to Ukraine after they had been declared persona non grata for their connivance in the separation of Crimea as the so-called observers of "the referendum"," a report posted on the Ukrainian Security Service's Facebook page on Tuesday quoted Lubkivsky as saying

"I can say right away that the aforementioned persons have flagrantly interfered in internal affairs of Ukraine, become abettors of the separatists and supported terrorism. All of them are unwelcome to Ukraine and will be banned from visiting the territory of our country," Lubkivsky emphasized.

He said he was confident that the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry would send letters of protest to the governments of those persons and European institutions and declare the impermissibility of their support to terrorism and separatism.

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