In the Chernihiv region, at one of the crossing points on the border with Russia, during border and customs clearance the Ukrainian border guards heard a request from a citizen of the Russian Federation to provide him and his family with political asylum in the territory of the Ukrainian state, Joinfo.ua reports referring to the press service of the State Border Service of Ukraine.
The man explained that he and his family made such a decision due to prosecution on the territory of Russia.
During filtration events held with the Security Service of Ukraine, it was found that on the territory of Russia this citizen haв been repeatedly prosecuted for criticizing the current government. During the investigation, he has been searched repeatedly. In 2014, after the outbreak of war in eastern Ukraine, the man never stopped criticizing the actions of the Russian leadership. That is why there was opened a new criminal case against him.
Constant persecution has forced the Russian family to leave the territory of the Russian Federation. The man and his family crossed the border and are sent to the migration service.