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Has Russia changed its attitude to immigrants from Ukraine?

It is well known thousands people in Ukraine became refugees as a result of civil war. Some of them escaped from the zones of military conflict, some of them left Ukraine after political persecution. Most of them immigrated to Russia. This country has been seen as safe place for those who oppose Kiev regime. But last month new features appeared in Russian state authority conduct.
On July 4 Russian court has sent opposition Ukrainian journalist directly to Ukrainian state security hands. Andrey Borodavka, a journalist from Kharkov, left Ukraine in December 2014. On July 2 Moscow arbitration court found that he violated the rules of stay in the territory of the Russia and must be deported to Ukraine.
Borodavka has foreseen that he’d be arrested and asked the court to allow him to leave Russia by choice – in particular, he had planned to go to Donbas. However, the court found that he should be deported is in the Kharkov region. Numerous evidence that he is persecuted in Ukraine were ignored. But he was right. Shortly after the deportation, the evening of July 4 Borodavka was arrested by the SBU.
Another shocking story starts on June 29. On this day at the Domodedovo airport, Anton Larkin he was arrested. He took part in defense of Slavyansk in 2014 and later immigrated and legalized in Russia. The Ukrainian government says Larkin is criminal, and at the request of Ukrainian bureau of Interpol he wanted in Russia. Although the entire Russia admired defense of Slavyansk in 2014, in the year of 2016 the court did not pay any attention to it and decided: to keep Anton Larkin in custody to ensure the possibility of granting him to Ukraine. The decision on measures of restraint states: “There are no available obstacles to the extradition of a citizen of Ukraine Anton Larkin to law enforcement agencies of Ukraine.” Meanwhile, Larkin faces a long prison term. His extradition could set a dangerous precedent. If he will repeat the fate of the journalist Borodavka, it means that Russia has begun to cooperate with the Kiev regime and help him in the fight with the enemies.

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