Ukraine to introduce entry ban to 11 Russian artists over illegal visit to occupied Crimea

Ukrainian News
Canan Kevser
26 May 2021, 14:59
Canan Kevser
26 May 2021, 14:59

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine intends to propose to the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) to impose sanctions against 11 Russian citizens who illegally visited Russia-occupied Crimea.

The corresponding draft decision was made public on the agenda of the government meeting on Wednesday.

According to the statement, the proposal includes nine actors and two singers who violated the established procedure for entry into the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea, and also organized concerts and other public events there.

In particular, the Cabinet of Ministers issued an order "On the introduction of proposals for the application of personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions)," proposing that the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) impose sanctions on 11 Russian citizens.

The sanctions include refusal and cancellation of visas to residents of foreign countries and the application of other bans on entry into the territory of Ukraine for three years.

The published list revealed names of Russian theatre and film actors Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Zhanna Epple, Olga Kabo, Dmitry Orlov, Alexander Petrov, Evgeny Pronin, Evgeny Stychkin, Pavel Trubiner, Alexei Chadov, as well as singers Anastasia Slanevskaya (stage name Slava) and Yaroslav Sumishevsky.