Pelageya banned from entering Ukraine

Russian singer Pelageya (Pelageya Telegin) was added to the list of persons who are prohibited from entering Ukraine. This was announced on Thursday by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) in response to a request from the Telegraph publication.

“As of today (October 14 – approx. “”) there is a decision to prohibit entry into Ukraine for a citizen of the Russian Federation, PS Telegina, “- says the official response of the secret service to the Ukrainian media. The official reason for the ban on entry was the repeated visits by Pelageya to the “occupied” Crimea.

In particular, according to the SBU, she performed a solo concert in Sevastopol in August 2021, and participated in the jury of the Higher League of KVN, held in Crimea, and in 2018 she took part in a concert for the opening of the Crimean bridge.

At the end of September, the Ukrainian producer and TV presenter Igor Kondratyuk proposed to completely ban the entry of Russian performers, since they are citizens of the “aggressor country”. His petition garnered enough votes to be considered by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Earlier, the Russian artist Morgenstern was recognized as a threat to the national security of Ukraine and was included in the corresponding list of persons. The SBU said that Morgenstern, during his speeches, promotes the cult of violence and cruelty, as well as the use of drugs and psychotropic substances. All this “creates preconditions for conflict situations in relation to the organizers and participants of the concert.”

In September, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine re-blacklisted Morgenstern.

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