Ivan BRAIN, “FACTS”
At the airport of Athens detained 17 citizens of Ukraine, who arrived from Kiev. It happened because of the ban on entry to EU citizens in third countries. This was reported by one of the detained passengers.
Ukrainians arrived in the Greek capital on the evening of July 4, two flights: Ryanair (flew from “Borispol” at 18:00) and Wizz Air (departed at 18:45 from the airport “Kiev”), reports “European true”.
During the passport control of the Ukrainians were denied entry into the country. There were 15 adults and two children 8 and 9 years old.
“When we arrived in Zhulyany us to check strictly inquired and examined all the documents (we even had a test done in the laboratory and provided with stamp). All showing and telling, we were allowed to go to passport control. And after arrival at passport control we were stopped and sent. While we were at the airport, we tried to make him sign a consent to deportation, we refused”, — said one of the passengers.
Passengers in the van were taken to a police cell at the airport, and placed in the cells, including children. They spent the night there and remain there for the moment. The passengers took away all things, including notebooks, allowing them to leave the phones but no chargers.
Ukrainians complain of poor conditions and poor sanitation: no toilets in the soap and toilet paper, they were allowed to purchase at their own expense, on the floor lay the dead cockroaches. Also, they do not provide water and food.
According to passengers, this morning they contacted the Consul, who told them that the Ukrainians had no right to enter and have to return to Ukraine the same flights. Both flights will be only on Tuesday. She also promised to contact local authorities to help in solving this situation.
Ukrainian diplomats did not come to the airport. Passengers called the “hotline” of the Ministry of foreign Affairs, where they promised to investigate the situation and provide assistance.
As he wrote, “FACTS”, entry to the EU as a whole remains closed to citizens of Ukraine. The purchase of a flight ticket does not guarantee permission to cross the border. Earlier in the Ukraine for the convenience of tourists has created an interactive map showing the characteristics of entry to the countries of the world.