Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Urgent statement on Australian citizen`s detention by State Border Guard Service of Ukraine

07 January 2015
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In connection with appeared information in the Ukrainian media concerning Australian citizen`s detention by the Ukrainian State Boarder Guard Service workers, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Donetsk People`s Republic finds it necessary to state the following:

1. According to the MFA of the DPR`s information, this foreign citizen was a journalist, performing his activities on our state`s territory and having all necessary permissions of the DPR`s profile structures.

2. The information concerning possible Australian journalist`s participation in hostilities is false, as no evidences on this subject were adduced.

3. The MFA of the DPR turns special attention at inadmissibility of continued detention of citizens, regardless of their nationality and political views.