: Ukrainian Foreign Ministry issues warning about visiting Russia

13:36 Apr. 28, 2016

Ukrainian Foreign Ministry issues warning about visiting Russia

Cars wait in line at Ukrainian-Russian border crossing (UNIAN photo)

Consuls refer to numerous cases of ‘abusive treatment' to Ukrainians

As the number of cases involving unlawful detention of Ukrainians on the territory of the Russian Federation continues to rise, Ukraine's Foreign Ministry Department of Consular Service issued a warning concerning those citizens who plan to visit the neighbouring state.

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is concerned over the continuing practice of unwarranted detention of Ukrainian citizens in the Russian Federation, the lack of humane treatment towards Ukrainians from Russian law enforcement agencies, their incompatible with human dignity conduct, and exercising unacceptable methods of physical and psychological pressure, including torture" the statement reads.

Read also Vira Savchenko in Rostov-on-Don after being blocked from leaving Russia

In particular, the recent cases of detention or arrest of Ukrainians showed that ‘foreign objects' were allegedly ‘placed' in their personal belongings, including drugs.

In connection with this, Ukrainian consular service advised: "to stay vigilant and attentive in contact with any strangers, including Russian officials who are authorized to carry out customs, passport, and all other controls."

Read also E.U. Parliamentarians ask Putin to release Ukrainians illegally held in Russia

With the reference to all the incidents, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommended "to realistically assess the risks and threats" before planning to travel to Russia.

comments powered by Disqus

RELATED NEWS

Politics11:26 Dec. 7, 2016
EU's Aid to Ukraine: No chance to check the spending
Politics11:12 Dec. 7, 2016
NATO-Ukraine commission starts in Brussels
Politics10:59 Dec. 7, 2016
Polish officer detained for spying in Russia's favour
Politics10:31 Dec. 7, 2016
Russian colonel killed in Aleppo
Politics19:34 Dec. 6, 2016
Japan to prolong sanctions on Russia
Ukraine Today WEEKLY DIGEST
Subscribe to receive regular email updates about Ukraine and Eastern Europe
vk154998