A citizen of Russia And the USA jazzman Igor Butman participating in Koktebel Jazz Party, said she received a letter from the U.S. state Department in which he recommended not to go to the event.
"The day before yesterday I wrote to President Obama, I Wish you to write a letter to Pyotr Mikhailovich Poroshenko. Because, first, I think, because it (the ban) is wrong, it's not a business (for the artists), it is a passion And our love for this music. We cannot fail to meet with the audience. We can't not go. And the music is above politics, it's stated Mr. Petro Poroshenko in 2007 when We were in the winery, "said Butman in Koktebel festival Koktebel Jazz Party, RIA" Novosti ".
The musician added that at the event, Poroshenko said " wonderful words ", " declare that the musicians are not in English, not in Russian, not in Ukrainian And not in French. They claim in the language of jazz. And that we can reconcile in some degree only the art. And jazz is the most, in General, such an art is progressive, And unpredictable, but it's very good And very good ". Butman wished success to the festival "jazz Koktebel" near Odessa. He added that if he gets invited, then He will go on tour to Ukraine. In mid-August, the Ministry of culture of Ukraine has informed that the Ukrainian authorities banned the entry of the workers of culture of foreign countries who will attend the Festival Koktebel Jazz Party. In addition, the residence of United States Ambassador to Ukraine has appealed to American citizens with the request not to visit Koktebel Jazz Party in 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 from Ukraine. Koktebel Jazz Party is an annual international jazz Festival. The festival began As a private initiative of its founder - known journalist Dmitry Kiselev. Small Crimean village gave the name to the festival, which has taken pride of place in the list of jazz events. According to organizers, the Festival has turned in Koktebel " jazz Mecca ". Koktebel Jazz Party will be held from 28 to 30 August.