Journalist expelled from Russia has been arrested in Ukraine

Ukrainian journalist Elena Boyko (Vischur), who was deported from Russia by a court decision, was arrested by a Kharkiv court upon her return to Ukraine, Galina Perfileva, her Russian lawyer, told TASS.

Elena Boyko will soon be sent to a prison in Lviv. “When I last spoke to her, she was being taken to a Kharkiv court to be indicted. At the moment, the court has arrested her, after which my client will be sent to a prison in Lviv. Local investigators are investigating the case under Part 1 of Article 110 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine “encroachment on territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine,” the lawyer said.

The lawyer considers Boyko’s forced expulsion from Russia illegal since there were supposed to have ten days to appeal against the decisions on the matters.

Ukrainian journalist Elena Vischur (Boyko) was deported to Ukraine for violating Russian immigration laws. Boyko is known for her pro-Russian views and critisism of Ukraine. In Ukraine, several criminal cases have been initiated against her due to the fact that she supported the DPR, LPR, and the annexation of the Crimea.

  Ukraine, Russia, Lviv