Reporter of Russian TV channel was deported from Ukraine


The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) deported journalist of Channel One Anna Kurbatova, and banned her from entering the country for 3 years.

As it was stated by the press secretary of the SBU Yelena Gitlyanskaya, Kurbatova’s activities were undermining national interests of Ukraine.

The day before, Channel One reported on the ‘kidnapping’ of their journalist in Kiev. The SBU called this information ‘stupidity’, and told about the expelling of the journalist from the country. The Russian Foreign Ministry called Kurbatov’s deportation a ‘provocation’.

Earlier, the journalist was included into the database of the Ukrainian website Peacemaker, accusing her of anti-Ukrainian propaganda.