MOSCOW (WIVB) — The deportation of five University at Buffalo employees from Russia has been ordered, according to a report from Reuters.
The report says the school’s employees were found “guilty of violating the terms of their visas.”
While in Russia, Reuters says the group of employees gave a lecture at a university after entering on a multiple-entry tourist visa.
“This activity did not correspond with their stated purpose for entering the Russian Federation,” Reuters reports the court stated.
The five people were fined and have the opportunity to appeal their deportation, the report says.
UB released a statement on the matter.
“University at Buffalo officials worked closely with the U.S. Embassy in Russia to facilitate the disposition of the proceedings related to the five staff and faculty members who were detained while visiting the country. We understand that this matter has been resolved and the group has arrived back in the U.S. We are still gathering information and expect to conduct a full debriefing on the matter in the coming days.”University at Buffalo