President Petro Poroshenko banned several journalists from entering Ukraine

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has banned a long list of international journalists from Ukraine along with several Russian reporters, including public figures.

According to a list published on the presidential website on Wednesday, those named on the list were banned for a one year period for being a “threat to national interests” or promoting “terrorist activities”.

Poroshenko said that the list stems from the reporting of journalists during Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea and the aggression in eastern Ukraine.

Russian government officials, human rights activists, television actors were among the list of well known journalists and reporters barred from Ukraine.

Ukraine has barred entry to Russian journalists in the past, accusing them of inciting unrest and violence, often referring to them as “terrorists”.

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