Ukrainian, banned from Russia, changes name and passport but to no avail


February 3 , 2018 – Fort Russ News – 

Politnavigator – translated by Inessa Sinchougova

A citizen of Ukraine, who was banned from entering Russia, changed his name and made repeated attempts to cross the border in the Crimea. His plan was uncovered by the employees of the Frontier Directorate of the Federal Security Service in the Republic of Crimea, the press service reported.

“The attempt to deceive the employees of the Frontier Department was not successful. A citizen of Ukraine was given a written notification on the prohibition of his entry into the territory of the Russian Federation, after which he was sent home,” the Border Guard Service said.

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The incident occurred at an automobile checkpoint. Arriving at the border control, a 33-year-old resident of the Zaporozhye region presented ID-cards to a border guard with a Ukrainian citizen (biometric passport). During the verification of the document it became clear that the man had previously made an attempt to enter the Russian Federation, but under a different surname.

In a conversation with passport control officers, the Ukrainian admitted that in March 2017, with a national passport of a citizen of Ukraine, he was trying to get to Russia through one of the checkpoints in the west of the country, but was not allowed to proceed. In connection with the violation of migration legislation, he is prohibited from entering the territory of the Russian Federation until 2022.

“Upon returning home the first time, the perpetrator, through corruption schemes, issued himself a new Ukrainian document (ID-card), changing his own name,” the press service explained.

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