In Ukraine is not allowed two Spanish journalists – media

В Украину не пустили двух испанских журналистов – СМИ

Manuel ángel Sastre and Antonio Pampliega expelled from Ukraine

Journalists at the time got into the list of citizens who constitute a threat to the national security of Ukraine.

Ukraine did not let the Spanish journalists Antonio Pampliega and Manuel ángel Sastre. On Monday, August 28, writes the Country, citing the Spanish newspaper El Mundo.

It is reported that last Friday, the journalists tried to enter Ukraine, but they were detained at the airport in Kyiv, and spent about 20 hours, was expelled from the country. According to Pampliega, it has provided the Ukrainian border guards all the necessary documents, including permission to work in the ATO zone, but it didn’t help.

“It became clear that the security Service of Ukraine included us in a second list, with the other 40 names. We were treated as a threat to national security and the us denied entry to Ukraine until 2020” – said Pampliega.

According to another journalist, Manuel Sastre, they were “treated like criminals”.

Official Madrid has not yet commented on the situation, but the Spanish media called the incident an attack on freedom of the press.

According to the Country, the journalists in 2015 was included in the “black list” of citizens who constitute a threat to national security of Ukraine, so they denied entry to Ukraine for 5 years. However, after the protest of the Spanish government in may 2016 Ukraine lifted sanctions against European journalists.

Also, the publication adds that in the pages of these journalists in social networks is the message concerning the trip to Ukraine. So, in one of my recent posts in Instagram, Antonio Pampliega writes about “the shelling of Pervomaisk of the Ukrainian army” in 2014.

We will remind, earlier expelled from Ukraine the Russian journalist, the employee of the Russia-24 Tamara Nersessian, entry ban of three years. And in may deported Russian political consultant who worked on the inter.