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| On the 27th August 2020, I was at this airport, passing through security to catch my flight back to Lisbon, Portugal, which was due to leave at 4:05 pm, this was the only flight being operated on that afternoon since all operations have been cancelled due to the decision by the Ukraine Government to forbid foreign nationals from entering Ukraine. I passed through security normally but was then asked by a young security guard to go to a "red check" at the end of that security airport space. He then proceeded to tell me I was carrying "psychotropics" which are a "big offense" in Ukraine. Those so called "psychotropics" are drugs for which I have a medical prescription to take in order to cure my mental depression. Those are escitalopram, rivotril and xanax (alprazolam). They made me enter a room further at that security space, without cameras, and said "no flight" to you, "big offense". Apparently I had to register those medications before entering Ukraine. They then ask me if I had any family or friends in Ukraine, I told them my travel purpose was to visit the country and all I wanted was to get back to my country. I tried to show them my medical prescription but they refused to even see it. The older security guy ask me to withdraw 4.400 grivneas (176 euros) at the closest ATM machine so he could let me go. In my despair, I passed security again and did as he told. All I wanted was to leave that corrupt country as soon as possible. Stay away, is the best advice I can give you.