MOSCOW, 7 November./TASS/. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, who a law limiting the tour Russian artists are not able to distinguish between primary and secondary and similar to the skier who mechanically is heading to the mountains. This opinion was expressed to journalists on Tuesday the first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Frants Klintsevich.
“Poroshenko is clearly not so engaged. It more resembles an inept skier, who collided with the tall mountains, I would love to slightly slow down, but, alas, the force of inertia already insurmountable. Don’t want to spend any Parallels, but do not rule out that the current President of Ukraine may repeat the fate of his predecessor Viktor Yanukovych. In spite of external dissimilarities, they have one psycho – something hopeless following events and hence the apparent inability to separate the important from the unimportant,” said the Klintsevich.
According to him, now the main problem of Ukraine “is not in the tours of Russian performers, and attempts to re-ignite the war in the Donbas.” For this purpose, according to the Senator, certain forces and it took Mikheil Saakashvili. “The victory of Saakashvili – is a full-scale war in the Donbass” – quoted Klintsevich his press service.
Earlier Tuesday Poroshenko signed a law according to which Russian artists will be performing on the territory of the country only with the permission of the security Service of Ukraine (SBU). Now the organizers of the tour have 30 days before the event to request permission from the SBU. Upon failure to notify the Department or provide incomplete information to the organizers face a fine of 50 to 100 minimum wages (a 6.2-14.4 thousand dollars). According to the law, the SBU must, within 10 days to consider the request and give an answer as to whether an artist to perform in Ukraine.
Under the ban to act in Ukraine are the artists included in “the List of persons who pose a threat to national security.” In this black list, which consists of 140 Russian artists and periodically updated, included, including, Directors Karen Shakhnazarov and Pavel Lungin, the musicians Alexander Rosenbaum, Sergey Penkin, Nikolay Rastorguev, actors Vasily Lanovoy, Valentine Gaft, Oleg Tabakov, Valentina Talyzina, Valentina Telichkina, Natalya Varley, singers Lev Leshchenko, Joseph Kobzon.