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Ukraine: Russian correspondent Anna Kurbatova to be deported from Ukraine *ARCHIVE*01:28

Ukraine: Russian correspondent Anna Kurbatova to be deported from Ukraine *ARCHIVE*

Ukraine, Ukraine
November 21, 2018 at 13:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian Channel One correspondent Anna Kurbatova was reportedly detained near her home in Kiev by Ukrainian Security Services on Wednesday.

According to a Facebook post by Ukrainian Security Services Press Secretary, Elena Gityanskaya, "Russian propagandist Anna Kurbatova will be forcibly returned to the Russian Federation," adding that "the necessary documents are currently being drawn up for her official expulsion."

"This is what will happen to anyone who smears Ukraine," Gityanskaya wrote providing no further reason for Kurbatova's deportation.

Among the last Kurbatova's reports was her coverage of the Ukraine's Independence Day. Country's "Mirotvorets" [Peacemaker] government website reportedly issued a statement following the report accusing the journalist of "anti-Ukrainian propaganda" and "manipulation of socially-important information."

Archive footage shows Kurbatova covering a range of stories, including the Ukrainian government's debt and flooding in Russia's Stavropol region.

Many Russian television channels have been banned from broadcasting in Ukraine since 2014 including RT, Russia 1, NTV and Zvezda.

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Russian Channel One correspondent Anna Kurbatova was reportedly detained near her home in Kiev by Ukrainian Security Services on Wednesday.

According to a Facebook post by Ukrainian Security Services Press Secretary, Elena Gityanskaya, "Russian propagandist Anna Kurbatova will be forcibly returned to the Russian Federation," adding that "the necessary documents are currently being drawn up for her official expulsion."

"This is what will happen to anyone who smears Ukraine," Gityanskaya wrote providing no further reason for Kurbatova's deportation.

Among the last Kurbatova's reports was her coverage of the Ukraine's Independence Day. Country's "Mirotvorets" [Peacemaker] government website reportedly issued a statement following the report accusing the journalist of "anti-Ukrainian propaganda" and "manipulation of socially-important information."

Archive footage shows Kurbatova covering a range of stories, including the Ukrainian government's debt and flooding in Russia's Stavropol region.

Many Russian television channels have been banned from broadcasting in Ukraine since 2014 including RT, Russia 1, NTV and Zvezda.

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