Over the past week, three Russians have asked for political asylum in Ukraine because of the persecution by Russian law enforcement, as reported on the website of the State Border Service.
"During last week three Russian citizens 45, 38 and 27 years old, who are being persecuted in the Russian Federation, asked employees of the State Border Service of Ukraine for refugee status," the report said.
Two Russians asked for asylum at the Kyiv Passazhyrsky checkpoint . They wanted to be recognized as refugees, because they were persecuted in the Russian Federation. The Russians participated in rallies of the Russian opposition and in the rallies against corruption.
Another Russian asked for asylum at one of the checkpoints in the Chernihiv region on Tuesday. He also stated that he was persecuted by Russian law enforcement agencies.