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Ukraine’s Security Service deporting Russian citizen working for Inter TV channel

March 28, 2014, 23:06 UTC+3 KIEV
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KIEV, March 28, /ITAR-TASS/. Ukraine’s Security Service is deporting a Russian citizen working for the Inter television channel “in connection with the activity that inflicts damage in on the national security,” the press center of the Security Service said Friday.

“In line with Ukraine’s law on the legal status of foreigners and stateless persons, the Security Service of Ukraine took a decision to slash the term of sojourn and to effectuate compulsory deportation of Igor Shuvalov, a citizen of the Russian Federation,” the report said.

“The decision arises from his actions that inflicted damage on this country national security due to his interference in the information sphere of our state and manifestations of separatism,” the Security Service said.

In line with provisions of the law, Shuvalov is obliged to leave the country within five days in connection with the offenses he committed. If he fails to comply with the requirement, he will be deported by a court ruling.

Igor Shuvalov was an advisor to the former chief of the Presidential Administration Staff, Sergei Levochkin. He and another several people from Levochkin’s team took up jobs at the Inter channel recently.

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