French actor Pierre Richard refused to hold concerts in the Crimea because of threats to the Ukrainian side, RIA “Novosti” with reference to the organizers of his concerts.

As told organizers of the tour of an artist in Russia, the official reason for the French representatives of the artist will formulate during the day. “While we can say that in the current political and economic situation to visit Sunny Crimea is not possible. It is connected first of all with a tough and aggressive pressure on the part of Ukraine. Even with threats to life and health”, – said the interlocutor.

On 10 and 11 February Richard was planning to make in Sevastopol and Simferopol with the show “Pierre Richard III”. Speeches of Richard in Moscow from 4 to 7 February will be held.

What exactly the Ukrainian government threatened Richard in the case of travel in Crimea is not specified. It is known that on a week tour in the Crimea abolished the Italian tenor Alessandro Safina. He pointed out that “the Ukrainian government has imposed certain restrictions under which he who enters into the region of Crimea, will be deemed undesirable especially in Ukraine”, and he has also scheduled concerts.

“Pierre Richard III” – performance-memory Richard about his work in film and amusing incidents on set. The audience are promised the opportunity to “play with the actor and become part of an amazing theatrical imagination”.

Crimea joined Russia as a result rapidly organized referendum in March 2014. Ukraine and the West considered it to be the annexation of the Peninsula. Russian authorities have pointed out is enshrined in the UN Charter’s inherent right of peoples to self-determination.

Pierre Richard has cancelled concerts in the Crimea because of the “threats” of the Ukrainian authorities 24.01.2016

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