Donetsk, May 25 - DAN. Donetsk People’s Republic authorities prevented former members of organisations banned in Russia and other countries from entering the Republic as part of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNISEF) mission, head of the Interdepartmental Committee for Accreditation of Humanitarian Missions, DPR Foreign Minister Natalia Nikonorova said on Tuesday.

“Regrettably, the Committee, during several years of operation, has occasionally encountered the cases where international humanitarian missions that plan to enter the DPR for humanitarian activities ’ include foreign nationals who are active or former members of organisations banned in the Republic,” Nikonorova said. “On May 24, the DPR prevented the attempt by such foreign citizens to enter its territory as UNISEF personnel.”

These persons were exposed thanks to the efforts of DPR State Security Ministry (MGB) agents in cooperation with the MGB of the Lugansk People’s Republic. Two foreigners were denied entry, the DPR foreign minister said.

“One of them is a former member of an organisation banned in Russia and some other countries. The second foreigner who tried to enter the DPR had occupied an executive post at an international charity whose staff were accused of espionage and expelled from the LPR,” Nikonorova said.

The banned organisations in question were not named. The DPR diplomat made it clear that the DPR authorities would continue to resist the attempts to enter the Republic by persons who use international organisations as a cover to pursue illegal goals or are associated with banned organisations.*jk