Russia arrests head of Ukrainian library in Moscow

Moscow detained the head of a library for Ukrainian literature for inciting ethnic hatred and violating human dignity by distributing books banned in RussiaRussian investigators said on Thursday they had raided the library of Ukrainian literature in Moscow and detained its 58-year-old head, with ties between the two ex-Soviet neighbours in tatters. The powerful Investigative Committee said library chief Natalya Sharina was charged with inciting ethnic hatred and violating human dignity by distributing books by radical nationalist Ukrainian author Dmytro Korchynsky, whose works are banned in Russia. Officials also searched the library and seized books urging “anti-Russian propaganda,” the committee, which reports directly to President Vladimir Putin, said.

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