Human rights activist detained in Crimea were fined for shooting the checkpoint

the border of Crimea and Ukraine

The Ukrainian human rights activists detained by the Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia on the administrative border with Crimea yesterday were fined for an alleged “violation of the border regime”.

According to the FSB’s Border Directorate, three citizens of Ukraine drove by Russian border guards on the territory of Russian Federation, stopped between the border line and the checkpoint of Armyansk and started shooting video and taking photos from within their car.

“The detainees justify their actions by monitoring the work of the Ukrainian checkpoint, although the evidence available to the border guards clearly denotes the violation,” reported the Border Directorate.

An administrative report was drawn for “violation of the State border of Russia” by the human rights activists.

As a reminder, Coordinator of the Crimean Human Rights Group Olga Skrypnyk and human rights activist Volodymyr Chekrygin were detained by the Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia in the buffer zone on the administrative border between the mainland Ukraine and the annexed Crimea yesterday, March 13.

The detainees were fined and released after the FSB’s questioning.

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