Actors Sergei Kolesnikov, Larissa Udovichenko and Andrew Butina denied entry to Ukraine. It happened at the airport of Zaporizhia, where the Russians arrived on tour.
According to local website 061.ua artists flew to Ukraine from Poland. The performers wanted to cross the border, sitting on the flight, “Warsaw – Kiev.” However, during passport control, the representatives of the Russian show-business are unable to explain the purpose of his visit. In addition, one of the artists visited the Crimea after the occupation, as recorded in the database of the guards.
“A citizen of Russia, illegally visited occupied his country the territory of Crimea. The border guards refused to allow him to cross the border, and brought the decision to ban entry to the territory of our country put a mark in the passport document. Three more Russians are unable to explain the feasibility and the purpose of his stay in Ukraine”, – is spoken in the official statement of the state border service.
According to local media, actors Sergei Kolesnikov, Larissa Udovichenko and Andrew Boutin was supposed to be on stage, Zaporizhia theatre. The performers brought to the city a performance of “obsession”, premiere of which was scheduled for January 19. The actors were accompanied by their Manager, who also refused the right to entrance to Ukraine. Now the performance was cancelled. In addition to Zaporozhye, the performers had to visit Odessa, Poltava and Kiev.
Russian actors tried to get to Ukraine / Press service
Interestingly, in the statement, was part of the scandalous actor Marat Basharov. The man repeatedly visited the occupied Peninsula and has publicly supported the aggressive policy of the Kremlin. In the first days of publication of the announcement of activists opposed such guests from Russia. People demanded to ban the play “obsession”, has announced protests and blocking of theatres. Probably because of this, Marat Basharov refused to travel to Ukraine.