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Ukrainian Security Service asks to ban Russian rapper Basta from entering Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

Considering the special investigations, reasonable proposals were sent to the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Information Policy to put the Russian rapper Basta (Vasiliy Vakulenko) on the list of persons threatening national security
22:58, 24 June 2021

Russian rapper Basta
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The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) asked the Ministry of Culture to forbid Russian rapper Basta from entering Ukraine. This was reported by UNN with reference to the SBU press service.

SBU noted that during special inspections, reasonable proposals were sent to the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Information Policy to include the Russian rapper Basta in the list of persons threatening national security.

“The SBU constantly monitors Ukrainian and foreign media space for threats to national security. This also applies to the activities of the specified person,” the SBU said.

In particular, the reason is the shooting of Vakulenko in the film ‘Sneakers,’ where he plays a Russian soldier serving in the occupied Crimea.

As it was reported earlier, in 2017 Basta was blacklisted due to his concerts in the occupied Crimea in 2015. The entry ban was for a period of three years but in 2018 it was lifted. On May 4, 2021, the Russian rapper arrived in Ukraine. There was an incident in Kyiv, during which a man from the crowd began to loudly ask Basta questions about his political position. Basta's bodyguards tried to beat the unknown.

 

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