Interfax Religion (07.03.2019) – – Krasnodar: The Krasnodar Territorial Court ruled on Thursday to decline appeals against a Novorossiysk court judgment ordering that two U.S. citizens be fined and deported from Russia for violating border regulations.

The Krasnodar Territorial Court heard appeals against rulings by Novorossiysk’s Primorsky District Court finding Kole Brodowski and David Udo guilty of violating border regulations.

The foreigners are currently being held at a detention facility for individuals subject to administrative arrest in the town of Gulkevichi, the Krasnodar Territory.

It had been reported earlier that two U.S. citizens introducing themselves as volunteers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) had been detained in Russia.