About 1,500 foreigners are banned from entering Ukraine due to visits to occupied Crimea
About 1,500 foreign citizens are banned from entering Ukraine due to illegal visits to the occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, including more than 100 artists and cultural figures, according to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.
According to the press service of the agency, since the beginning of 2018 more than 30 persons, who visited occupied Crimea contrary to the established order, have been identified.
According to the monitoring results, at present more than 810 people have been identified, who might have visited the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea.
"In 2017 almost 2,300 administrative protocols were compiled in accordance with Article 204-2 of the Code of Ukraine on Administrative Violations for violating the order of entry to and departure from the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine," the report says.