KYIV (QHA) -

If an Italian opera and pop singer Alessandro Safina performs in Russia-annexed Crimea, his concerts in 5 Ukrainian cities will be canceled, wrote the Minister of Culture Vyacheslav Kirilenko on Twitter.

- Safina’s performance in occupied Crimea scheduled for February, 21-22 violates the Ukrainian laws. Then, he plans to give 5 concerts in other Ukrainian cities, but they will not take place, as those violating the entry- exit regime to Crimea automatically fall under the sanctions. The concert organizers forgot to warn the singer, wrote Kirilenko.

He also said he calls "to respect the law and the territorial integrity of Ukraine."

- The recipe is simple: to cancel two concerts in annexed Sevastopol and Simferopol, but give 5 big concerts in other Ukrainian cities, said Kirilenko.

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