President Poroshenko responded to the petition, which gained the necessary 25 thousand signatures, on awarding musician Andriy Kuzmenko the title of People's Artist of Ukraine.

According to Observer, Poroshenko said that the title National Artist is not awarded posthumously.

"However, taking into account the numerous support for awarding Andriy Kuzmenko this state award, as well as his significant contribution to the development of Ukrainian culture and the enrichment of the national musical art, I supported the proposition by the Commission of state awards and heraldry to award Andrey Kuzmenko First Class Order of Merit (posthumously), said the President.

Reminder: a monument to Kuzma Skryabin has been unveiled on the International Day of Music in Lutsk.