Russian citizen asks for asylum in Ukraine because of political persecution in Russia

On November 18, a Russian citizen arrived by train at the Ukrainian capital and asked for refugee status at the checkpoint "Kyiv-Passazhyrsky", as reported by the State Border Service of Ukraine.

"During the passport control procedure, the Russian woman appealed to the employees of the State Border Service of Ukraine saying that she wanted to obtain refugee status. The Russian woman said that she was an opposition activist and was being persecuted in Russia for her political views," the statement said. Her identity was not made public.

"A Russian citizen was let through the state border and transferred to employees of the State Migration Service of Ukraine," the report said.

  Ukraine, Russia, Russian Opposition