The Ministry of culture of Ukraine has informed on the first day of the week That the Ukrainian authorities banned the entry of the workers of culture of foreign countries who will attend the festival Koktebel Jazz Party, scheduled this year from 28 to 30 August in the Crimea. The founder of the festival of Russian TV presenter Dmitry Kiselev heads these statements of Kiev, Recalling That the festival was founded back in 2003, when the Crimea was considered to be Ukraine.
"The arrival of foreign artists to This event will have a direct consequence in the form of a prohibition of their entry into the area of Ukraine ", - quotes the first day of the week press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of culture the message of the head of Department Vyacheslav Kirilenko.
The Ministry leads the list of artists who have confirmed their participation in the festival.
Kiselev, the founder of the festival, heads the Ministry of culture of Ukraine." I founded the festival in 2003, when the Crimea was Ukraine, and did Not see any prohibitions for the jazz. Can't understand why at the present time for jazz are bound to be obstacles, when Crimea became Russia. Strangely humorous phrase: "Today you play jazz, tomorrow Home will sell ", which Previously belonged to the Soviet Union, Today manual, relevant to the United States, Western Europe and Ukraine. Funny, " explained the situation Kiselev.
earlier, the Ukrainian authorities have decided to ban the entry of 14 artists from Russia, who supported the annexation of Crimea into the Russian Federation, and also expressed support for the Donetsk and Lugansk militia. The list included: Oleg Gazmanov, Joseph Kobzon, Iosif Prigozhin, Ivan Okhlobystin, Nikolai Rastorguev, Mikhail Porechenkov, Mikhail Boyarsky, Grigory Leps, Sergei Bezrukov, Gerard Depardieu. The list includes Vladimir Kucherenko, Yegor Kholmogorov, Mikhail Khazin, and Valeria perfilova.
in addition, the expert Commission under the state Agency on the problems of cinema of Ukraine has banned the presentation of the country's dozens of movies and TV shows With the participation of Russian actors, for example, visited the Donbass.
Visited in the last month of summer in the Crimea, ex-lead singer of Deep Purple and Rainbow, Joe Lynn Turner told reporters about their upcoming concerts and said That he is Not afraid of punishment because of his visit to the Peninsula." I'm Not afraid of punishments. They will throw me in jail? It's against God, it is unfair, It's all Western propaganda. In the West there is not a word of truth about What is really happening in Crimea, " said the actor at a press conference in Simferopol.