The Ambassador of Ukraine to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Natalia Galibarenko, has requested that the United Kingdom make every possible effort to halt the activity of pro-Russian propagandist and British citizen, Graham Phillips.
An open letter from the Ukrainian diplomat states that Graham Phillips arrived in eastern Ukraine in 2014-2015, where he had been working for pro-Russian separatists. This letter was published by the press service of the Embassy of Ukraine in London on the department’s website. Nowadays, Phillips has resumed his activity in the occupied Crimea, despite the fact that he was deported from Ukraine in July 2014. This Kremlin-backed journalist continues to insult Ukrainian citizens and servicemen.
The Ukrainian Ambassador stated that Graham Phillips tried to disrupt the release of Ukrainian citizens by making squeamish comments to one Ukrainian, who had been maimed by a Russian mine and has been held in captivity by pro-Russian separatists for more than one year. Phillips made all these disgusting comments in the face of the OSCE, international organizations and the media. Ukraine believes such behavior to be "shameful and humiliating".
The Ukrainian Ambassador noted that Ukraine will use all available methods of international cooperation to bring Phillips to justice for his actions if the Kremlin-backed journalist is detained in the territory controlled by Kyiv. Taking into consideration all the above-mentioned facts, Ukraine has requested that London take all possible measures (including those regarding his Ukrainian entry documents) in order to stop the activity of Graham Phillips and make him leave the country.
On the 18th of September, the notorious British journalist of Russia Today and Zvezda TV Channels, Graham Phillips, taunted prisoners during the exchange of Ukrainian citizens, Vladimir Zhemchugov and Yuri Suprun, for four separatist supporters. The journalist insulted Vladimir Zhemchugov, who lost his arms and eyesight in an explosion caused by a land mine.
Earlier, the odious British journalist tried to provoke Ukrainian border guards at the administrative border of the Crimea. The journalist asked people who were en route to the Crimea, “Is the Crimea Russia?” These are the same words Graham Phillips shouted towards Ukrainian border guards, trying to provoke them by asking questions concerning the occupied Crimea.