Thirty Ukrainian children - participants of folk music groups have been held at the Macedonia-Bulgaria border since yesterday.

Due to improperly issued visas the children cannot come back home. Bulgarian border guards do not let the Ukrainian bus to transit Bulgarian territory.

As Channel 5 reports, two folk music groups from Nezhyn and Kyiv were taking part in the international contest in Macedonia. The youngest of the participants is only one year old.

The head of the dance group Viktoria Vishnevaya reported on the phone that they are still at the border. "We are running out of food. Our thanks to Macedonian side - it let us stay here, gave water to children and provided with free toilets."

Foreign Ministry of Ukraine is now investigating into visas, in particular why they were issued improperly. The Ministry is also preparing a not to the diplomatic department of Bulgaria to settle the issue as soon as possible.


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