State border guards refuse entry to Ukraine to Surganova, ex-soloist for 'Night Snipers'
State Border Service guards refused Russian citizen Svetlana Surganova, an ex-soloist for the Night Snipers band and currently leader of Surganova and Orchestra, entry into Ukraine, an assistant to the State Border Guard Service chief, Oleh Slobodian, has said.
"During processing of passengers on the flight from Minsk, Russian citizen Svetlana Surganova was identified. During a conversation with her it became known that she visited Russia-occupied Crimea, taking a St. Petersburg to Simferopol flight, in May 2016. She stayed in Crimea for two days and returned to Russia," Slobodian said on his Facebook page on Monday morning.
Slobodian said Surganova has been banned from visiting Ukraine for three years.
Ukraine has already banned 117 Russian artists and performers for violating legislation on procedures for visiting the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.