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Imedi journalist was prohibited to enter Ukraine to August2010-02-05 17:58
State border service of Ukraine didn't let the Georgian journalist to Ukraine because of the prohibition to let him enter, imposed by Ukrainian law enforcement bodies - Interfax.gt-en-newsitem-inside
"He wasn't detained, he was refused to enter Ukraine in connection with the prohibition of one of the law enforcement bodies, valid up to July 31st 2010," the press service of the border agency stated.
According to the information of border guards, the journalist arrived in Ukraine at 9:50 a.m. on Friday, Tbilisi-Kyiv flight.
Previously Imedi TB company reported that Zurab Khvistiani, their journalist, was detained by Ukrainian police in Borispol airport.
He's currently staying in a cell for persons to be deported. According to Imedi, Khvistiani was covering the first tour of presidential elections in Ukraine, in Donetsk he was attacked. The journalist was accredited to cover the second tour.
In a talk with the channel representatives the journalist expressed bewilderment about his arrest, as he wasn't explained the reasons.
"Before the passport control border guard service employees came up to me and without any explanation took away my passport and convoyed to the establishment for people to be deported, located in the territory of Borispol airport," the journalist said.
Imedi states the embassy of Georgia to Ukraine has already got involved into settlement of the issue.