Maria Kolesnikova arrested at Belarus border – The Washington Post

“Maria Kolesnikova could not be taken out of the country because this brave woman took measures to prevent herself from crossing the border,” Gerashchenko added.

Pavel Latushko, a member of the Coordination Council and a former culture minister and diplomat, said Kolesnikova tore up her passport at the border to avoid being expelled, Russia’s Interfax news agency reported.

Kravtsov said at a news conference in Kyiv that they were transported to an area near Belarus’s border with Ukraine by the people who detained them. He said Kolesnilova tore up her passport in the buffer zone between the two borders and walked back to Belarus.

Source: Maria Kolesnikova arrested at Belarus border – The Washington Post