On Sunday, the British Ezhednevnik Independent published an article entitled "Chernobyl Children are not allowed in Britain."
This it is that children affected by the Chernobyl accident, the UK Border Agency regularly refuses visas. The article gives specific cases: only seven of the 17 children who had to travel to the UK with the help of the charity initiative "Chernobyl Children Life Line", received visas. Or have problems with visas for Belarusian children?
First, we caught up with charities that deal with rehabilitation of children from Belarus to the UK. Eugene Ukrainians, Chairman of the Belarusian Republican public association "Children in Need", said:
"We have not had any problems. Such cases are to us, so to speak, and took kicked, was not. We are now in the design of three groups in Britain, a visa is not given, but seems to be no reason that will not give. "
Chairman of the charity fund "in the future with hope" Michael Kozlowski says:
"Never any problems do not happen — nor the British, nor the French, with any embassy. All embassies are going to meet when you make groups of children. Maybe there's some formalities have been performed incorrectly, you need to know the specific case, all things considered … In general, there is no any obstacles to impossiblecould child to leave if he does not supratspakazannyav to health to travel. If all of the law, then leave without any problems. "
In the Minsk office of the charity initiative "Chernobyl Children Life Line» (Chernobyl Children's Life Line) Radio Liberty reported that did have problems with visas for Ukrainian children:
"This incident was against Ukrainian children. We are working to improve the health of Belarusian and Ukrainian children, here it is affected Ukrainian children. Belarus is not affected in any group departure, at no other. "
We've reached a charitable initiative Chernobyl Children's Life Line in the UK. The organization is working since 1991. And by 2008, dealt exclusively with recuperation of Belarusian children — for this time adopted 46,000 children from the contaminated areas of Belarus. Since August 2008, after the story of Tanya Kozyro when Belarusian programs have been suspended, the British began to invite the Ukrainian children. In the spring of 2009, when an agreement was signed between Britain and Belarus began to take over the Belarusians. And it is from the UK today, we reported that the problems began to arise with visas for Belarusian children. 15 children from the Mogilev region were denied visas. The representative of the charity initiative Chernobyl Children's Life Line in the UK said:
"Today received a copy of the document from Mogilev, that they were denied visas to 15. Refusals have as children of Ukraine, and the children of Belarus. And the problem is a little non-constructive approach by the British agency boundaries. With this year Representatives of the agency decided to implement new tracking system, ostensibly under the guise of safety of children's stay. At the moment we do not have a clear answer, we do not understand the reason for failure and why it is happening. "
In an article published in the Independent, examples where two children had come to one family and one was denied a visa, and the other refused. The representative of the charity initiative Chernobyl Children's Life Line mentioned quite strange facts when children were denied visas. And said that he and his party are trying to meet with representatives of the British Border Agency, seeking to be received by the Minister:
"At this point, they say, that's a lot of open questions, and if the meeting happens now — and British charities are very emotional — that constructive talks fail. So maybe all you need to cool, then meet if they will light more issues for themselves. "
So, while sounding the alarm themselves British charities that work has become more complex.