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Ukrainian National Detained After Damaging Bali Villa

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Bali authorities have detained a Ukrainian man after he caused damage to a villa in Ubud, Gianyar.

Bali villa

The Head of the Gianyar Civil Service, Officer Made Watha, confirmed that a 38-year-old man named Pablo from Ukraine had been detained for damaging a villa in Jalan Suweta, Ubud Gianyar on Tuesday (28/12).

“We received a report that Pablo had damaged glass screens and flower pots in his villa,” Watha said on Tuesday.

Broken flower pots

The incident occurred after Pablo lost his temper, causing him to destroy items in the villa. This frightened the other guests and the villa owner.

The villa owner decided to report the incident to local authorities. After a few minutes, a civil service officer and a military officer arrived and attempted to detain the Ukrainian man.

Bali police

The man tried to refuse the arrest by locking his villa from the inside, so the authorities had to climb up the wall to reach him. Once they secured the man, they had him transported to a mental hospital in Bangli to get a proper diagnosis.

“Pablo is allegedly depressed due to his financial situation, which made him unable to go back home. So, we decided to communicate this problem with his Consulate for further handling,” Watha concluded.

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Wayan Bo

Monday 3rd of January 2022

Let him or his insurance pay for damage he done. - Humanitarian work can be a option too, if damage remain unpaid. - Perhaps in future insurance company’s will start to sell liability insurance already on the airport to arriving persons behind other insurances, such health insurances for example.


Saturday 1st of January 2022

Piss these Ukrainian,, Russians, Romainians, off out of the country, they do nothing but cause problems and disrespect the country and the culture.!!!!! 😡😡😡😡😡

Wayan Bo

Monday 3rd of January 2022

@Lingus, it is a very racist comment.

J West

Friday 31st of December 2021

‘Pablo’ , like so many other broke foreigners obviously can’t afford the ‘dream lifestyle’ of living in Bali. The mentally shattering idea of going back to Ukraine and working a menial job in sanitation is unappealing.

We’re seeing more foreigner crime in Bali due to financial straits. The rise in drug crime is exponential. It’s time for authorities to initiate a basic financial criteria upon visa application or extension of visa.

In Thailand the minimum for non tourist visa is B 800,000 ( $ 24,000 USD….IR 350,000,000 ) in a locally approved bank account which can be monitored for proven accuracy.

It’s called the “Good guys in , Bad guys out” program. Anyone outside the official requirement is quickly deported. It’s not perfect but there are fewer bad guys than 10 years ago, and that’s a good thing. SE Asia has long been a “dumping ground” for guys like Pablo, time to sort them out.

Wayan Bo

Monday 3rd of January 2022

@J West, 🤣🤣🤣🤣🥲🥲