November 9, 2016, the State border service of Ukraine for three years banned Russian actors Nikolay Dobrynin and Lyudmila artemeva, known for the TV series “Matchmakers”, an entry on the Ukrainian territory due to their visit to the Crimea.

As reported by RIA “Novosti”, the attention of the security Service and the State border service of Ukraine to the actors captured the Vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko, asking to “check” Dobrynina and Artemyev on the subject of their visit to the Crimea.

For the message of the Ukrainian border guards, actors, who were returning to Moscow from Kharkiv, was detained late in the evening of 8 November at the railway checkpoint “Kharkov-Passenger” during the passport control. Checking “information about a possible violation of the actors of the legislation of Ukraine concerning crossing of the state border using inactive checkpoints and residence in the temporarily occupied territories”, they found that the actors visited the Crimea.

On the basis of article 204-2 Kuoap (“violating the procedure of entry/exit to/from VOTE”) and article 13 of the law “On legal status of foreigners and persons without citizenship”, border guard officers made the Protocol on administrative violation and banned the actors for three years to enter the Ukraine. Not wishing to wait for the trial, Dobrynin and Artemyev left the territory of the state.

Thus, Nikolay Dobrynin and Lyudmila Artemyev joined the black list of Russian cultural figures, who in August 2015, was adopted in the development by the Ministry of culture of Ukraine and consisted of approximately 140 people. In April 2016, the Minister of culture of Ukraine Yevhen Nyshchuk has taken the initiative of replacing these black lists special Agency in the structure of the Ministry of culture, which would ban performances with the Pro-Russian position. We will remind, on his own initiative in October 2014, was forbidden entry to Ukraine 14 Russian cultural figures.

Two Russian actors entry to Ukraine is closed “because of the Crimea” 09.11.2016

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