Office of the President of Ukraine
The corresponding instructions will be executed by the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denis Shmygal, NSDC Secretary Aleksey Danilov and the head of the SBU Ivan Bakanov. The message states that the goal of the initiative is “to protect national interests and national cultural space.”
Elena Sutormina, the first deputy chairman of the board of the Russian Peace Foundation, in an interview with RT, noted that the idea of banning the tour of artists from the Russian Federation in Ukraine is negatively perceived in both countries. In her opinion, Kiev’s initiative is an attempt to distract its citizens from problems such as gas shortages.