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Russian protester requests political asylum in Ukraine

A 26-year-old Russian citizen has requested asylum in Ukraine. He reportedly suspects Russian government officials of tracking him for his involvement in political protests. Ukraine’s State Border Protection Service publicized the young man’s request but did not reveal his identity or the nature of his political involvement in Russia.

The anonymous Russian made Ukrainian border guards aware of his intention to seek asylum while crossing into Ukraine on October 21 at the intersection of the Russian, Ukrainian, and Belarusian borders. After a document check, he was handed over to Ukrainian migration officers.

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