Ukrainian student leader not let in Belarus

2012 2012-11-27T15:14:43+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

The president of the Ukrainian student self-government association Lizaveta Shchepetylnykova was not let in Belarus where she intended to meet with student activists.

According to», the Belarusian border guards told Shchepetylnykova that she was prohibited to enter the territory of Belarus.

The reasons for the ban weren't explained. Instead of it, Shchepetylnykova was questioned about the aims of her visit to Belarus for about an hour. She was kept in the building of the border service for 3.5 hours. In the morning she was put on an electric train to the nearest Ukrainian station, Hornostayivka, with a deportation seal in her passport.

“I was put off a train to Minsk and deported to the Ukraine, being told that I was banned from entering the territory of Belarus... Probably, we do something right in our work,” wrote Shchepetylnykova in her Twitter account.

Lizaveta Shchepetylnykova is a coach on issues of student self-government. She was a member of the expert team of the European Student Union ant the Council of Europe during the 2010 visit to Belarus and has been working in the working group of the European Student Union on development of the student movement in Belarus for two years already.