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Violence erupts at Ani Lorak’s concert in Odessa

Ukraine Eurovision Representative 2008 - Ani Lorak. Photograph courtesy of solarvip.info

Ukraine Eurovision Representative 2008 – Ani Lorak. Photograph courtesy of solarvip.info

Ani Lorak has found herself at the centre of much media attention recently from criticism to violence at her concert in Odessa on Monday.

 

The Ukrainian interior minister’s adviser Anton Heraschenko reportedly said on August 4 that Kyiv is making a list of Russian culture figures who will be denied entry in Ukraine for supporting Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

He allegedly went on to say “he did not approve the actions of the singer Ani Lorak, who had earlier performed in the occupied Crimea and received a music award in Moscow”. Read HERE

Mr Heraschenko continued to allegedly say that Ani Lorak made no statements to support the annexation of the Crimea or split of Ukraine.

Ani Lorak Concert Ukraine. Photo Kyiv Post

Ani Lorak Concert Ukraine. Photo Kyiv Post

The Kyiv Post reported that an incident broke out at Ani Lorak’s concert at the Ibiza Club in Odessa last Monday between Law Enforcement Officers and Pro-Ukrainian activists resulting in 5 officers being dismissed for excessive force – Read HERE

Lorak is currently riding high in the Ukrainian and Russian music charts with her song ‘Medlenno’ where it is #6 in Ukraine and #15 in Russia.

 

Author/Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall

Source : Kyiv Post and NRCU.Gov.Ua

 

 

 

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