Over thirty foreign bikers denied entry in Ukraine

The Ukrainian State Border Guard Service denied entry to 32 bikers who tried to enter Ukraine during the May holidays, Oleh Slobodyan, aide to the head of the State Border Guard Service, said.

The Ukrainian State Border Guard Service denied entry to 32 bikers who tried to enter Ukraine during the May holidays, Oleh Slobodyan, aide to the head of the State Border Guard Service, said.

"In the period between May 1 and May 5, 32 representatives of the biker movement who were headed to Ukraine in small groups and whose intentions to participate in destabilizing events in various regions of Ukraine were proven were denied entry on different sections of the border," Slobodyan told a briefing on Wednesday.

Slobodyan said some of the bikers who were denied entry later tried to cross the border on other sections of the border. He also said there is no information about their affiliation with a specific biker movement, but the people are citizens of several countries, including Russia.

Slobodyan also said that "the purpose of transit stated by most participants in this movement is not in line with their activities" and they intended to stay on the territory of Ukraine in different regions.

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