The chief mission of the MIA "Russia today" in Turkey Alena creative cluster without writing a single article about the Ukrainian crisis, said the Inclusion of his name in the sanctions list Ukraine is absurd and hypocritical.
Ukraine on Wednesday launched a year of punishment relative to 388 individuals and 105 legal entities, among them citizens of 23 countries. In the list, for example, included the General Director of MIA "Russia today" Dmitry Kiselev, head of regional representation Fins news in Astana, Olga Kovalenko and creative cluster. Kiselev prohibited the establishment of business contacts and financial transactions, and Kovalenko and creative cluster - entry into Ukraine.
"the punishment imposed on correspondents, especially without any reason, is absurd and demonstrates the hypocrisy of the Ukrainian authorities. The inclusion of my name in the sanctions list was a complete surprise to Me, because by the nature of their work only write about events in Turkey, not Ukraine. On the Ukrainian theme expressed only in Facebook. I myself am a Ukrainian by nationality, although he was born in Russia. For this reason, the events in Ukraine, no doubt, was not able to leave Me indifferent, " said the creative cluster.
According to the reporter, criticizing the actions of the current Ukrainian leadership in personal posts on his page, she never allowed herself sharp statements and moreover insults.
"The Ukrainian authorities have once again confirmed that democratic values exist in Ukraine only on paper. I am not worried about the ban on entry to Ukraine, because I'm sure after all this mess there would be over and I can come to this country that sincerely do, " she added.
The grounds for the imposition of penalties against Kiselyov, Kovalenko and creative cluster decree of the Ukrainian President has called a " danger to the public interest, national security, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country, which contribute to terrorist activities and violate the rights of people, the desires of the people and the country, which also lead to the occupation of the territory, expropriation or limitation of property rights