The court found illegal the order of Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) to ban entry to Ukraine for Russian actor Fyodor Dobronravov and canceled it. Therefore, the ban on screening the movies with his participation is also repealed, as the press office of Kyiv District Administrative Court reported.
“The court analyzed the materials provided by the Security Service and defied that the materials were made with violation of regulatory compliances and without proper justifications. Therefore, the rest of the decisions made by the court, accepted by the defendants on the basis of these documents have been found baseless,” the message reads.
The order of SBU to prohibit entry for the Russian actor Dobronravov and the order of the Ministry of Culture and State Film Agency concerning the annulment of state registration of the right to screen movies with his participation were canceled.
Earlier, in November 2017 Ukraine’s Security Service banned Fyodor Donbronravov from entering Ukraine for three years for his anti-Ukrainian statements and support of Crimea’s annexation. He also visited the peninsula after occupation multiple times.
Later, the Culture of Ministry included the actor in the blacklist. He became the 114th person in the list of the people who threaten the national security of the state. Therefore, Ukraine’s State Film Agency banned screening of Svaty series (“co-parents-in-law” in English, - ed.) with his participation.
Studio 1+1 filed a lawsuit in this regard. The channel asked the court to find the order illegal.