In Vilnius airport detained a correspondent of TV channel “Star” Yulia Shatilovu. She was going to stay in Lithuania a series of reports for the program “the Main thing with Olga Belova” about the persecution of Lithuanian citizens for the “sympathy” towards Russia.
the rejection of the entry into Service of the state border under the Ministry of interior of Lithuania explained invalid visa of the journalist, reports TASS. Service representative Giedrius Misutis explained that when checking the database it became clear that the visa in the passport arrived by plane from Moscow, the Russians invalid.
“There are dozens and hundreds,” says Michalis.
Hkjus Michalis stressed that people could on the status of their visa did not know, and the validity of the visa still may not expire, but, nevertheless, it is already invalidated.
Julia Shatilova the Visa was cancelled in December 2019, when it was revealed that she allegedly engaged in “activities not consistent with the declared purpose of the visit”.
Official notification of the Lithuanian side about the refusal of entry to Shatilovo presented at the airport of the Lithuanian capital, and a copy of the document received by the Russian Embassy. About the ticket for the team promptly took care of the representation of “Aeroflot”.
Head of the Lithuanian Association of military history “Forgotten soldiers” Viktor Orlov confirmed that they have a journalist was the arrangement of the meeting and the preparation of the report on the activities of the search engines.
“the Cases of harassment of the media in the Baltic countries, noted in the Russian Ministry of demonstrates, which in practice are demagogic statements about the commitment of Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn to the principles of democracy and freedom of speech,” — said the Russian foreign Ministry, commenting on the incident at the border.