Blogger from Russia asked for refugee status at the border

Блогер из России попросил о статусе беженца на границе

At the checkpoint “Novi yarylovychi” Chernihiv region blogger from Russian Federation has asked to grant him refugee status on 13 December. This reports the press center of the state border service of Ukraine.

It is noted that the person was not of the passport of the citizen of Russia. However, the 46-year-old man went to the edge along with a statement about the desire to get refugee status in Ukraine. He said he is a blogger, and for their civic activities and religious affiliation were exposed in Russia to the persecution.

After registration of the relevant documents for adoption of the legal decision of the citizen was sent to the Office of the State migration service of Ukraine in Chernihiv region.

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We will remind, earlier Russia has asked Ukraine for refugee status, on the train. He said that he was afraid to go to jail in Russia.