Belarusians began experiencing difficulties entering Ukraine since this morning. People report that thorough searches with interrogations began to take place for Belarusians attempting to enter through both airports and land border checkpoints. Moreover, more and more people report being issued entry ban under various pretexts.
The editorial office of motolko.help contacted a Belarusian woman who was not allowed into Ukraine today. According to the woman and other passengers, the passports of all Belarusians were taken away without any explanation at Boryspil airport in Kyiv, and then one by one they started calling for questioning.
Instagram story of one of the Belarusians at Boryspil airport / Beldomua
It is reported that Ukrainian border guards filmed and photographed everyone, and also asked a large number of personal questions: “Where did you meet the girlfriend?”, “Show your personal photos on the camera” and so on.
The woman said that today, when she flew from one of the EU countries to Kyiv, she was held longer than other Belarusians from the flight. After that, she was summoned to the head of one of the departments of the Border Guard Service at the airport, where she was told that she was denied entry into Ukraine, and no one gave any specific reason, but said: “I decided so.”
“She read me her decision that she was denying me entry. I asked: “What is the reason for the denial?” and she said: “Because I decided so, don’t forget who the authority here is.” She said that she was not going to explain anything and that I could not prove the reason for my entry into Ukraine, although I gave her all the necessary information, down to the contacts with whom I would meet. That is, essentially I was denied without any explanation”, she said.
In the end, they issued a decision on refusal of entry into Ukraine, which stated that the citizen of Belarus “cannot confirm the purpose of her planned stay on the territory of Ukraine.”
Denial of entry into Ukraine / motolko.help
In addition, the girl was told that she could either wait a few days until the next return flight of the airline she flew to Ukraine or she could buy a ticket to any country for today at her own expense. And they took her to a fenced area for migrants, where the person was asked to stay for a few days in rather “unsanitary” conditions. The person is not allowed to leave the territory, and no one has provided food or water at the time of writing this news.
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На русском языке:
«Я не буду вам ничего объяснять»: Белоруску не впустили в Украину и предложили ждать несколько дней в зоне для мигрантов
На беларускай мове: «Я не буду вам нічога тлумачыць»: Беларуску не пусцілі ва Украіну і прапанавалі чакаць некалькі дзён у зоне для мігрантаў