Crimea is Ukraine, according to artists born in Crimea

A QHA correspondent managed to talk with Alexander, a displaced person from Crimea and participant of the Living Sculptures entertainment of a street art festival being held in Kharkiv now.

9 January 2016 15:00

- Alexander, How have you settled in Kharkiv?

- I moved to Kharkiv just 10 months ago. I cannot say that I had no problems, but many of them are already behind.

- What caused your move?

- It is difficult to live in Crimea now. In fact, I started performing pantomime on Khreschatyk St. in Kyiv. For many years I haven't lived in Yevpatoriya, where I was born and grew up. But I often traveled there before all these events in our country. I don't consider myself a refugee. I was born in Ukraine. Crimea, of course, was Ukraine at the time of my birth, and for me, it remains the Ukrainian territory. Unfortunately, I cannot visit my relatives now for a number of reasons, including political disagreements. But I love both Ukraine and Crimea.