The Security Service of Ukraine banned a German politician from entering Ukraine because of his visit to Crimea

The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) has banned German politician Willy Wimmer from entering Ukraine for five years, reported SSU Speaker Olena Gitlyanska to Interfax Ukraine. Wimmer is the ex-Deputy of the Bundestag, the former Deputy Chairman of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and the former Parliamentary State Secretary of the Ministry of Defense of Germany.

"The decision to ban Willy Wimmer from entering into Ukrainian territory for 5 years has been taken," Gitlyanska said. According to her, the decision was made due to Wimmer’s visit to the Crimea in violation of established procedure.

According to the media, Wimmer, who is a member of the Christian Democratic Union, visited the Crimea in late March this year as a member of a delegation with German businessmen and politicians, where he met with the self-proclaimed administration of the occupied Crimea.

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