The security service of Ukraine (SBU) banned entry to the country five European MPs, who on 19 March arrived in Crimea on a three-day visit. About this on their page Facebook reported the press-Secretary of the intelligence service Elena Gitlyanskaya.
"It became clear that in Crimea, illegally detained four citizens of Serbia and one citizen of the Czech Republic. SBU took the decision to ban them from entering Ukraine for a period of five years", — Gitlyanskaya declared.
She added that the policy came to the Peninsula in order to celebrate its reunification with Russia.
19 Mar Secretary of the national security Council and defence of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov promised to impose sanctions against visited the Crimea of representatives of the European Parliament and the European, Ukrainian and Latin American politicians.
Earlier in the day reported the arrival of the Peninsula with a three-day visit of foreign delegation composed of about 20 people. According to the Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on nationalities Ruslan Balbec, they came to see what life is like Crimea on the third anniversary of reunification with Russia. Among the delegates — members of the Serbian radical party Milovan Boich, dubravko campara, Boic and Alexander Seselj, writer Srdja Trifkovic, MP, Parliament of the Czech Republic Jaroslav Golik, MEPs, legislators from Germany, great Britain, Baltic countries, politicians from Brazil and Kyrgyzstan.
Crimea became part of Russia in spring 2014 on the results of the referendum. Ukraine considers the Peninsula occupied territory, and encourages it to return. In Moscow insist that the accession of the region consistent with international law, and indicate that the question of supplies of Crimea is closed.
The proposal of the President of Moldova Igor Dodon on the participation of residents of the unrecognized Transnistrian Moldovan Republic in the elections to the Parliament of Moldova is a populist. According to the head of the PMR Vadim Krasnoselsky, the agreements reached at the two meetings with the Dodon, Moldovan side does not.
In Ternopil, in Western Ukraine, poured red paint on the monument of the SS division "Galicia". "Unknowns doused the monument with red paint in anticipation of the April 28 — the day of honoring the soldiers of the SS "Galicia" and the 74th anniversary of the creation of a division" — gave details in a press-service of the city Council.
Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oleksiy Goncharenko said that the actions of his colleagues, the leader of the faction of the Radical party of Oleh Lyashko should study the Congregation for cases of saints of the Vatican, which deals with the canonization. So Goncharenko commented on the scandal about allegations of Lyashko in illicit enrichment.
Subsidiaries of Russian banks in Ukraine — Prominvestbank, VTB-Bank, BM Bank and VS Bank — interested potential buyers, said Deputy Chairman of the national Bank of Ukraine Kateryna Rozhkova. But the official notifications of intent has not yet been reported, she said.
Information on the planned in may meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his us counterpart Donald trump does not correspond to reality, said the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov. "In Russian it is called "wishful thinking"", — he said.
The Moscow city court found guilty of abuse of powers of Boris Kolesnikov, who held the position of Deputy head of the Main Directorate of economic security and counteraction of corruption of MIA of Russia. The criminal case was terminated in connection with his death.