Ukraine Denies Entry of Russian Opposition Leader
Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who led mass rallies in Moscow in 2012, says he has been denied entry into protest-hit Ukraine.
Nemtsov has told Ukrainian media that he was not allowed to pass into the country at Kiev’s Borispol Airport.
Ukraine’s Border Guard Service confirmed that Nemtsov was not allowed to enter the country “upon instruction from a law enforcement agency.”
Nemtsov, who co-heads the liberal People’s Freedom Party, said he visited Ukraine a month ago without any problem, RIA Novosti informs.
A Ukrainian lawmaker from the ruling Party of Regions has said he sent a request to the country’s Foreign Ministry and Security Service to prevent anyone who had organized the current riots from entering the country.
Nemtsov, a former Russian Deputy Prime Minister, has publicly expressed his support to the Ukrainian protesters, who are calling for the government's resignation after its refusal to sign a deal on closer ties with the EU.