Journalist and TV presenter Savik Shuster, who has worked on Ukrainian television since the mid-2000s, has been added to the “red list” of Ukrainian law enforcement agencies, the Strana newspaper reports, citing its sources in law enforcement agencies. Mention in the “red list” means a ban on entry to Ukraine, in the case of Mr. Schuster, as specified, for a period of three years.
“A “beacon” of notification has been installed on it, according to which a border service officer will have to stop Shuster at the border and not let him into Ukraine on the basis of the martial law regime and Shuster’s citizenship of another country. Simply put, according to him, an instruction was given not to let him into the country as a foreigner – without explaining the reasons, ”the interlocutor explained. “Countries”.
The speaker of the State Border Service of Ukraine, Andriy Demchenko, refused to comment on this information, the director of the production center “Savik Shuster Studio” Pavel Elizarov called it a fake.
As explained on Mr. Schuster’s website, he is a citizen of Canada and Italy. Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova named the situation with the entry ban for a journalist is a manifestation of the “liberal dictatorship of the West with a Kyiv grin.”
In Ukraine, Mr. Shuster is known for his critical stance on the current Ukrainian authorities, broadcast on his talk show Savik Shuster’s Freedom of Speech. After the start of the Russian military operation sharply condemned actions of the Russian armed forces.
About the course of the military operation in Ukraine – in the online broadcast “Kommersant”.