Photographer of French news Agency Agence France Presse (AFP), the citizen of Ukraine Sergey Supinska was refused entry to Russia. About it reports “RIA Novosti” with reference to AFP.
It is reported that Supinski working at AFP about 13 years, was going to hop on a plane to Moscow at the Minsk airport. However, he was not allowed to Board the plane, citing the fact that the entry is forbidden him.
The Russian Foreign Ministry to the Agency “RIA Novosti” commented the reports of the French Agency. “To the foreign Ministry this story has no relation, and it has been said AFP after their conversion. As we understand from the story of the AFP, their employee, citizen of Ukraine was going to enter the territory of Russia, but not as a journalist. Accordingly, we can confirm he has not applied to the MFA for journalistic accreditation”, — quotes Agency the words of the representative of the Russian foreign Ministry.
The interlocutor added that the Agency is unknown the purpose of the trip of photocorrespondent in Russia. “But it’s definitely not journalism, as we were told the Agency,” he added.
The Foreign Ministry stressed that the AFP advised not to contact the Federal migration service of Russia. “If you figure out blocked citizen entry into the Russian Federation, as they recommended, should apply to the FMS of Russia. If their purpose was journalism, then AFP should submit relevant documents for registration in accordance with Russian legislation”, — noted in Department.