SBU has prepared a document on a ban of entrance to Ukraine to the singer Samoilova
SBU has prepared a document on the prohibition of entry to Ukraine Russian participant of Eurovision Julia Samoilova.
The security service of Ukraine has prepared a decision to ban the entry of illegally visited the occupied Russian Crimea, the Russian singer Yulia Samoilova selected to participate in the Eurovision song contest-2017, which will be held in may in Kiev.
“At this moment, the decision to ban entry is still pending, but open secret – the corresponding document is already prepared,” – said the head of the security service of Ukraine Vasily Gritsak reporters on Monday in Kyiv, answering the relevant question.
As reported, Russia on Eurovision song contest in 2017 will represent Yulia Samoilova with the song “the Flame is Burning”. From childhood, she is wheelchair-bound and has a first group of disability .
The security service of Ukraine reported that checks the accuracy of the information on possible visits Yulia Samoilova in the Crimea, and after that take a decision about its admission to the Ukrainian territory.
State Secretary of the Ministry of information policy Artem Bidenko said that the Ministry is studying information about possible speech Yulia Samoilova in the Crimea. He noted that the MIP will not appeal to the security Service of Ukraine with a request to study the situation, as the SBU is already aware and monitoring the situation.
People’s Deputy of Ukraine (fraction “popular front”), adviser to the Minister of internal Affairs Anton Gerashchenko expressed the opinion that the Ukrainian side could allow Russia’s representative Yulia Samoilova to arrive in Ukraine, but the visit to occupied Crimea, it will have to answer according to Ukrainian legislation. It quoted the legislation of Ukraine governing the procedure.
March 14, the Executive Director of the Eurovision Jon Ola sand said that the issue of participation of the Russian singer Yulia Samoilova has to make the decision of the Ukrainian authorities.
Earlier, the head of the SBU expressed the belief that sending a singing contest Yulia Samoylova, the Russian authorities decided to test the reaction of the Ukrainian side and assured that “the reaction of the SBU is sure to be”, but wish was the reaction of not only the security services: “We would also like to hear the conclusions on this issue, the organizers of the Eurovision song contest, the Ministry of culture, other relevant agencies.”
Monday, March 20, in comments to the Agency “Interfax-Ukraine” – V. Hrytsak announced that the SBU will soon take a decision on the ban on entry into the country Yulia Samoilova. However, he expressed his position regarding the fact that Russian singer should be banned entry to the territory of Ukraine: “I believe that the law should be the same for everyone, because this man broke the law”.
V. Hrytsak added that we are talking about anti-Ukrainian statements by Russian singer in social networks. “So, to me, she needs to close the entrance to Ukraine”, – he said.