09.12.2001 | V. Voroniuk, Kyiv

‘Kyiv Post’ publisher detained in Kyiv


In the evening of 11 April in the airport Borispol the American businessman and publisher of the English language newspaper issued in Kyiv Jed Sunden was detained, when he was leaving the airplane. According to Ukrainian mass media, Mr. Sunden arrived in Kyiv about 18:00 from Istanbul. When he was passing the passport control, he was informed that he is forbidden to arrive in the country; no official reasons were made public.

According to the German agency DPA, the authorities confiscated Mr. Sunden’s passport and informed him that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had forbidden his arrival in the country since 31 March. The press service of the Ukrainian MFA confirmed this information, but refused to give any comments to our correspondent.

‘Kyiv Post’ has been published in Kyiv since 1995 and is a most popular English language edition.

Next day, on 12 April, J. Sunden was permitted to step upon the sacred Ukrainian soil.

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