On the website of the state border service of Ukraine has reported that the famous Russian writer, who has repeatedly criticized the Russian authorities, applied for asylum in Ukraine. His name is not reported.
According to the Ukrainian border agencies, the treatment of Russians did during the border control at the checkpoint “Novi yarylovychi”. This track M8, which leads from Gomel. Thus, it can be assumed that the Russians were driving through the territory of Belarus.
The Ukrainian guards claim that Russian citizen turned to him with a statement that I would like to get refugee status in Ukraine, as he was persecuted in Russia for political reasons. After that, the Russians for further procedures was sent to migration service.
In a statement on the website of the state border service of Ukraine stated that those who applied for asylum a citizen of Russia is a well-known writer and public figure, who “was engaged in active protest activity in relation to the existing in Russia the political regime of Putin.”
However, the name of the Russians has not yet been disclosed.