Russia bans running of Ukrainian film about medical workers

Source : 112 Ukraine

The film tells about the volunteers-paramedics that worked during the combat actions in Donbas
23:11, 14 December 2017

Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

The Ministry of Culture of Russia asked the Prosecutor General's Office to ban the running of the Ukrainian film 'War for peace' at the territory of Russia as BBC reported.

The documentary tells about the volunteers-paramedics that worked during the combat actions in Donbas in 2014-2015. The film should be presented at 'Artdokfest' in Moscow but was removed from the list of the films.

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Earlier Petr Tolstoy, the Russian MP complained to the Culture Ministry on this issue.

'The teaser of this film contains the scenes with the coarse language and false information that aims to discredit Russia', he said.

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Tolstoy also published the scans of the documents at Facebook. One of them states that the Culture Ministry asks the Prosecutor General's Office to assume measures to prevent the running of the film with the signs of extremism in Russia.

Another document with the sign of the Prosecutor General states that the Prosecutor's Office of Moscow holds the check of the content of 'War for peace'. 'The plot of the film is based on the medical workers, medical evacuations, people that perished and live, destinies of people that were changed by war', Evgen Tytarenko, the director of the film reported to Russian BBC.

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He noted that only the members of the organizing committee of 'Artdokfest' watched the film but all people condemn it. 'Is it an extremism to save the lives of people? It is an anti-war film', he claimed. He also added that there is no propaganda in his film.

As we reported earlier the film about Mustafa Dzhemilev, the leader of Crimean Tatars was removed from the film festival of the documentaries 'Artdokfest' in Moscow.





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