Russian MPs suggest keeping ATO personnel out of Russia

Russian lawmakers suggested imposing a life-long ban on entry to Russia for Ukrainians who were involved in the antiterrorist operation n Donbass.

5 November 2015 12:00

Valeriy Rushkin and Sergey Obuhov, Russian MPs and members of the Communist Party of Russia, suggested to Russian Prime Minister Medvedev that an entry ban to Russia be imposed on Ukrainians deployed in the antiterrorist operation in Donbass, RIA Novosti reports.

“We request that you task our law enforcement agencies with drawing up a list of individuals who took an active part in the antiterrorist operation in Donetsk so that they are banned from entering Russia for life,” says the request submitted by the MPs.

Copies of the request were also forwarded to Konstantin Romodanovsky, Head of the Federal Migration Service of Russia, Yuriy Chaika, Russia’s General Prosecutor, Alexander Bastrykin, Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia, Alexander Bortnikov, Director of the Federal Security Service of Russia, and Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Internal Affairs Minister.

According to the Russian MPs, they were contacted by the leaders of the DPR and LPR who said that ‘a full-scale military campaign may soon be launched against the DPR and LPR’.

“Each of the individuals deployed in the antiterrorist operation in Donbass should be banned from entering Russia for life. The black lists of such individuals should be made available to FSS bodies for prevention of their entry to Russia, to the Border Guard Service and police for placing such individuals under arrest, as well as to the Prosecutor Office for coordinating work of law enforcement agencies,” says the request.