The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania made a corresponding statement.
Singer Svetlana Loboda will be added to the list of unwanted persons in Lithuania due to his tours in the occupied Crimea.
This information was confirmed by the representative of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Paulina Levitskyte. to write Baltic news agency BNS. They want to make Lobod persona non grata in the background of her announced tour of the big cities of Lithuania in November and December.
“After consultations with Ukrainian partners, we are adding the artist to the list of persona non grata,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania announced.
According to Culture Minister Simon Kairis, this performer is a citizen of Ukraine and currently lives in Latvia, so unlike performers with a Russian passport, she is not automatically banned from entering the country.
“Organizers of private events should know that they are at risk, that such a person who takes certain risks can be listed at any moment – this is already in the case law. And then they also risk their investment,” he said. Kairis said.
As you know, Svitlana Loboda actively performed in Russia after the occupation of Crimea, and on May 9, 2015, she performed at an event dedicated to the victory of the Soviet Union in World War II.