On May 19, when crossing the Russian border in Sochi, the former Minister of Culture of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic, Natalia Voronina was detained.
Quoting sources in the Sochi Adler Court, Kommersant reported that the "official" was transferred to the temporary detention center for illegal migrants in the city of Gulkevichi, Krasnodar Krai in Russia.
The court ruled on May 20 to deport Voronina with a five-year entry ban to Russia. However, the decision did not come into force because she filed an appeal against it. Voronina will stay in the center for illegal migrants until the complaint is considered by the Krasnodar Regional Court, the newspaper writes.
At the same time, the former MP and one of the ideologists of Novorossiya, Oleg Tsarev said that Voronina had already been expelled from Russia.
"Natalia Voronina is already in the territory of the Donetsk People's Republic. We were able to agree on her being deported to the DPR and I want to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in the resolution of this issue," Tsarev told the newspaper. "At the same time, we are taking care of the appeal. And I think that we will win it."