28 May 2021: The Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine has initiated a travel ban against nine Russian actors and two Russian singers after they have entered and performed in Crimea, reports Lenta.ru.
According to the Ukrainian authorities, the artists have violated the procedures surrounding traveling to Crimea. An aggravating circumstance concerns the fact that the artists took part in shooting films in Crimea.
The list includes nine actors Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Jeanne Epple, Olga Kabo, Dmitry Orlov, Alexander Petrov, Evgeny Pronin, Evgeny Stychkin, Pavel Trubiner, Alexey Chadov, and two singers Anastasia Slanevskaya and Jaroslav Sumishevskiy. It has been reported that as of 26 May 2021, the complete list includes about 150 Russian artists.
The sanctions refer to an act implemented in 2017 in Ukraine requiring the Russian artists to obtain a permit from the Security Service of Ukraine to enter the country and perform.