Sands: Aleksievich hardly competent to evaluate the events in Ukraine


MOSCOW, October 8. Nobel laureate for literature 2015 Svetlana Aleksievich has no data to give a positive assessment of what is happening in Ukraine.

This opinion was expressed to journalists the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, answering a request to comment on the statement of the writer that the conflict in Ukraine is occupation.

“Probably congratulate her on the award of the Nobel prize. But, apparently, Svetlana just don’t have all the information to give a positive assessment of what is happening in Ukraine”, – he said.

Sands also expressed doubt, “that the President is aware of this statement.”

Earlier it became known that the Nobel prize in literature 2015 was awarded to Belarusian writer Svetlana Aleksievich, a Russian-language author of works involving critical social issues.