Expert of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, Serhii Parkhomenko in an interview with the Crimea.Realities said that this year there have been quite a few scandals due to concerts of Russian artists in Ukraine, but there was no appropriate reaction.
Parkhomenko said that the Crimean Tatar Resource Center addressed the head of the Security Service of Ukraine Ivan Bakanov with a letter in which he urged to consider the possibility of banning entry to Ukraine for Russian artists Vasily Vakulenko (Basta), Irina Vorobyeva (Krug) and Yeliyzaveta Ivantsiv (Yolka). which are scheduled to perform in Kyiv in October and December.
“We asked to check the information and introduce restrictive measures against citizens of the Russian Federation who go to perform in Kyiv, Dnipro, Odesa and other cities, but at the same time, in violation of Ukrainian legislation, they also went to the occupied Crimea, and also supported the occupation of the peninsula and aggression against our country. Among them are Basta, Yolka and Irina Krug – they were definitely in Crimea, there are videos from concerts”,- he stressed.
The expert added that in this case it is possible not only to prohibit entry: the SBU, as a state body, has the right to appeal to the National Security and Defense Council with a demand to impose sanctions on these persons and thus ban them from holding concerts in Ukraine in principle.