British divers taking part in competition in Crimea banned from entering Ukraine


The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) has forbidden two British divers Gary Hunt and Blake Aldridge, who have taken part in the competition in Crimea, from entry to Ukraine.

“The entry is forbidden to them over the next five years on September 25. The reason for the ban is inflicting the damage to Ukrainian national interests,” SBU spokesperson Olena Hitlianska told Interfax-Ukraine.

These athletes are known to visit Crimea, where they have participated in the Freerate Cliff Diving World Cup international tournament, which was held in Simeiz on August 25 and have voiced their stance on sanctions. Hunt has won the first place in this competition, while Aldridge has taken the third position.

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