Moscow. 21 Aug. INTERFAX.RU – the Russian activist Roman Roslovtsev appealed to Ukraine for political asylum in connection with the persecution at home.
As reported on the official website of the State border service of Ukraine, the Russian citizen arrived at the checkpoint “Novi yarylovychi” on the Ukrainian-Belarusian border, where he asked for political asylum. “He appealed to the border guards of the Chernihiv detachment, a statement regarding the refugee status on the territory of Ukraine in connection with the political persecution in Russia”, – stated in the message.
However, his name in the office is not misleading. “Russian is a well-known writer and public figure, who was engaged in active protest activity in relation to the existing Russian political regime”, – have informed in the state border service.
They reported that currently a citizen of Russia transferred to the Ukrainian migration service.
As reported on the official website of “hromadske TV”, we are talking about the Russian activist Roman Roslavtseva, who said that the motive of his appeal is the persecution by the FSB. “The reason why I decided to seek asylum in Ukraine – the inability to continue the protest activity in Russia. My house in Moscow, on duty employees of the FSB, because anything I haven’t brought, came here with nothing,” he said in comments to “Gromadska”.
The activist said that an official appeal to the Migration service will come on August 22.
Novel Roslovtsev, born in 1979, engaged in protest activities at the end of 2013 in connection with the closing of the Institute of philosophy, theology and history of St. Thomas, where he studied, and in connection with the beginning of events in Ukraine. In particular, he was co-organizer of the shares on the first anniversary of “euromaidan”, held in Moscow in 2014.
According to media reports, Roslovtsev holds the record for the number of detentions by police officers in protest activities in Russia – he was arrested a total of 21 times. In 16 cases it was designed protocols under articles of the administrative offences Code of the Russian Federation.