Photographer booked for police probe for entering Ukraine without gov’t authorization

UIJEONGBU, South Korea-- A 40-something photographer has been booked for police investigation on charges of entering Ukraine without government permission, officials said Thursday.

The man entered the war-stricken country via Poland in early March to photograph the war between Ukraine and Russia, and stayed there for about two weeks before returning home.

Upon a complaint filed by the foreign ministry, the Gyeonggi Bukbu Provincial Police Agency booked the man for investigation on charges of breaching the Passport Act.

Since mid-February, South Korea has prohibited its citizens from traveling to the country without authorization from the government.

Source: Yonhap News Agency