Serbian film Director Emir Kusturica has criticized the Ukrainian authorities for the cancellation of the concert in Kiev and the intention to refuse him entry into the country because of the support of Russian foreign policy, he called such attempts manifestation of the imposition and suppression of dissent.
"This decision is yet another demonstration of the imposition of the Kiev authorities. I'm not shocked. They position themselves Democrats, but oppress those who think differently. Either way, It won't stop me from making films for Ukraine ", - he said in interview to television channel " Russia 24 ", reports news Agency.
in Kiev cancelled the concert " love will save the world ", where I had to speak Serbian film Director Emir Kusturica. About It reported in the report of the administration of the Moscow Palace of Sports", which planned the event." Attention visitors! We inform you that the charity concert " love will save the world ", which was obliged to be held on July 28, cancelled ", - is informed in the report. The main performance at this concert had to be the performance Kusturica. Yesterday, the Ministry of culture of Ukraine has declared that considers necessary to cancel the performance of the Serbian film Director Emir Kusturica at the concert in Kiev in order to prevent possible riots. Emir Kusturica - Yugoslav and Serbian film Director, award-winning largest film festivals in Europe, winner of 2 "Palmes" festival in Cannes. In addition, he is also a member of the rock band The No Smoking Orchestra. In the early winter of 2014, the Serbian Director Emir Kusturica said that wish to remove in the Crimea war film. Kusturica also expressed support for Russia's position in the situation with Ukraine. Remember, March 16, 2014 Crimea held a referendum on the status of autonomy, at least 96% of participants who were in favor of joining region in Russia. On March 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the law on ratification of the agreement on joining of the Crimea and Sevastopol a part of Russia, as well as the decree about formation of the Crimean Federal district.