MIP asked the SBU to explain why expelled from Ukraine Spanish journalists

The Ministry of information policy of Ukraine is concerned by the situation of expulsion from Ukraine Spanish journalists Antonio Pampliega and Manuel ángel Sastre. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry.

«The Ministry has already sent a letter to the appropriate law enforcement agencies, including the SBU with a request to provide a detailed explanation. Recall, freedom of speech and protection of journalists ‘rights is a priority of the Ministry of information policy», – said in a statement.

25 August 2017 Pampliega and Sastre were deported from Ukraine to the Netherlands after 20 hours of waiting at the airport in Kiev. According to Pampliega, it has provided the Ukrainian border guards the necessary papers, but in the entrance he refused.

Press Association of Madrid urged the Spanish authorities to demand from Ukraine of the explanations of the expulsion of journalists. Actions of the Ukrainian authorities journalists called «an attempt of an authoritarian regime to censor».

On 29 August the security Service of Ukraine stated that the journalists wrote untrue material in particular that the Ukrainian army reportedly shelled the civilian Ukrainian towns.

The armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine began in April 2014. Fighting underway between the Armed forces of Ukraine and Pro-Russian rebels who control part of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

MIP asked the SBU to explain why expelled from Ukraine Spanish journalists 29.08.2017

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