Ukraine denies entry for Russian boxer Kushitashvili

Ukraine denies entry for Russian boxer Kushitashvili

Eight people from a Russian boxing delegation heading for the European Boxing Championship in Ukraine were denied entry to the country and were turned away, a spokesperson for the Russian Boxing Federation Vlada Romanova said.

"We were denied to enter the territory of Ukraine because we had previously paid visits to Crimea. As of now, a total of eight people, including boxer Kushitashvili, will be sent back to Russia," TASS cited Romanova as saying.

According to earlier reports, Russian boxer Georgy Kushitashvili along with Vlada Romanova, two journalists and several supporting staff from the Russian boxing delegation were detained after their train arrived in Kharkov and denied to enter the country.

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