The Ministry of culture of Ukraine has confirmed the existence of "black list" of artists, which included French Actor Gerard Depardieu, now the list is pending in the security Service.
first French magazine Îuest-France informed that Depardieu and Emir Kusturica got on the list of 600 people that " threaten state security of Ukraine ".
According to the Minister of culture of Ukraine Vyacheslav Kirilenko, there is a list of 117 cultural figures, as if to " pose a threat of national security of Ukraine ". This list, the Ministry has forwarded to the Council of national security and defence in January.
"Depardieu in this list ", - quotes Kirilenko magazine " Ukrainian truth ".
He explained that about 2 weeks ago public initiative "Vidic" and several other public organizations passed in the Ministry's list with a large number of actors, artists and creative figures from Russia and other countries, which, according to them, " speak in support of violations of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine ". This list also appears Depardieu.
"This list we with the appropriate support, under current law, forwarded to the SBU. It is obliged to examine the presence of threats to the territorial integrity in this case from Gerard Depardieu and another 400-something man, to make his own conclusions, and only then has the opportunity to be introduced the mode of punishment, " said the Minister.
Kirilenko has denied the letter of the French edition regarding the ban on the demonstration of the film with the participation Depardieu." It does not ban all movies and products, created with the participation of this actor " - He said.
before 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. 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.