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 No records of Russian mercenary Vagner's visit to Ukraine found, State Border Guard Service says

The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine has got no data that Dmitry Utkin aka Vagner, born in 1970, has ever crossed Ukraine’s border.

Censor.NET reports citing the official response of the State Border Guard Service to the relevant press inquiry.

The article earlier published by Censor.NET tells about alleged Ukrainian trace in the fate of "mysterious chieftain of Vagner private military company Dmitry Utkin also known by his call sign Vagner, who was allegedly involved in murders of the Donbas militants' leaders, led armed detachments in Crimea, and was in charge of military operations in Syria.

Two witnesses claim they saw him in his native village of Smolyne in Ukraine's Kirovohrad region on Jan. 20, 2016, five days before Censor.NET published its article.

Being aware of how critical for the public this information was, the State Border Guard Service shared it despite the fact that it was classified.

"No records that the mentioned person crossed Ukraine's state border during the specified period were found," the letter reads.

No records of Russian mercenary Vagner's visit to Ukraine found, State Border Guard Service says 01

Earlier, the Security Service of Ukraine said it took no decision to ban entry to the territory of Ukraine for Dmitry Utkin aka Vagner.

As reported, Dmitry Utkin is the head of Russia-based Vagner private military company founded by him after he went on retirement. Utkin was allegedly involved in murders of the Donbas militants' leaders, led armed detachments that disarmed Ukrainian troops in Crimea, and was in charge of military operations in Syria. The journalists also saw him at an official reception in the Kremlin.
 
 
 
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