Maryna Poroshenko terminates the powers of the head of the Ukrainian cultural Fund

Марина Порошенко прекращает полномочия главы Украинского культурного фонда

Wife Poroshenko said about the pressure from the current government

The head of the Ukrainian cultural Fund Maryna Poroshenko wrote a letter of early termination of powers of the Fund. About it reports RBC-Ukraine with reference to the relevant video of Maryna Poroshenko, published on the website of “European solidarity”.

She, in particular, said that with this step, wants to prevent “pressure from the authorities on the team members of the Ukrainian cultural Fund”.

“A few days ago from the Minister of culture, youth and sports of Ukraine the Supervisory Board of the Ukrainian cultural Fund received an “offer” to terminate my authority as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. It is clear that this step is initiated by the Office of the President and of the culture in this situation there is clearly no thought. It is obvious that we have different views on culture in General and political culture in particular,” – the statement says.

Marina Poroshenko said that during the work of the Foundation’s cultural and artistic community felt strong support and believed in what the state organization can be open to people. And the Fund received positive feedback from the incumbent Minister Vladimir Borodyansky, and from other authorities.

“The Fund has become a viable and effective Institute Institute for the development of Ukrainian culture”, – said in a statement.

“Claim me one – my name. I wear it for more than thirty years and proud of it. She entered the history of Ukraine, and no one – neither the current President nor the Minister of culture, – to delete it will not. Therefore the name is not going to change. And fight for the post won’t either. I have the honour!”, – said Marina Poroshenko.

She thanked the team for their hard work and confirmed that it will continue to engage in charitable activities, inclusive education, cultural and artistic projects.