Since mid-November last year, the Security Service of Ukraine рas processed 50 requests for tours of Russian artists in Ukraine, refusing only one of them. This is reported by the Ukrainian News.
As the Security Service responded to the request of news agency, in 49 cases, the special services had legitimate reasons to let Russian artists enter Ukraine.
"Since the entry into force of the Law of Ukraine" On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On Touring Activities in Ukraine" (November 16, 2017, - Ed.), The Security Service received about 50 requests from the organizers of these tours, "the report said.
The Security Service also clarified that they do not intend to disclose the name of the artist who was banned of entry to Ukraine.
"At the moment, there are legitimate grounds for preventing 1 citizen of the aggressor country in the tour activities in Ukraine, and informed the organizer of the event," the department added.
We recall, in November 2017 the law on tours with the participation of artists from Russia came into force. According to it, in Ukraine it is possible to hold events with artists from Russia, but the organizer must contact the Security Service in order to obtain permission to participate. And the SBU, for its part, should give an answer within 10 days whether there are grounds to prevent the Russian artist from entering the territory of Ukraine. If the Security Service gives permit, the organizer can sign contract with the artist. But even in this case, the circumstances may change, and as a result, they will not be allowed to enter Ukraine.