The security service of Ukraine abolished the ban on entry into Ukraine to the Polish mayor of Przemysl Robert Homa, who has previously declared persona non grata due to his participation in anti-Ukrainian rallies in the city. About this in his Facebook reported the press Secretary of SBU Elena Gitlyanskaya.
“The decision to ban or lifting the ban on entry to Ukraine of any person has been taken based on a combination of international and security factors. From this angle, the security Service of Ukraine analyses the situation in respect of persons who are prohibited from entering our country, and is in constant contact with the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine”, – said Gilanskaya.
“The Ukrainian side welcomed the assessment of the mayor of Przemysl, which he publicly gave the anti-Ukrainian marches in the city. That is why the Service has taken a responsible decision to cancel the ban on entry to Ukraine, the mayor of the Polish city of Przemysl Robert Homa”, she said.
Gitlyanskaya said that in the SBU also took into account that the prohibition of entry to the mayor of Przemysl “actively tried to use a “third” party to make a rift in relations between Ukraine and Poland”. “We are confident that this situation will not hamper the development of bilateral relations with the fraternal Polish people”, – concluded the press Secretary of the SBU.
January 17, SBU forbade the mayor of the Polish city of Przemysl Robert Homa entry to Ukraine. In the apparatus of the SBU explained that the decision was made because the mayor of Przemysl “openly and deliberately stoked inter-ethnic and inter-ethnic hatred.”
The next day at the Polish Embassy in Kiev demanded from the foreign Ministry to provide a full explanation of the circumstances for the ban on the entry of Robert Homa.