Lithuanian Foreign Ministry proposed not to let Kirkorov into the country because of his visits to the occupied Crimea

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Kirkorov visited the occupied Crimea (Photo: instagram / fkirkorov)

The Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs proposes to add the Russian singer Philip Kirkorov to the blacklist of those prohibited from entering.

This was stated in the message of the Foreign Ministry.

On Monday, January 18, a proposal was submitted to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Department of Migration of Lithuania, which contains a request to add a citizen of the Russian Federation and Bulgaria, Philip Kirkorov, to the national list of foreigners who are prohibited from entering the country.

In the submission of the Minister of Internal Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielus Landsbergis, it is said that Kirkorov, with his repeated visits to the occupied Crimea, ” deliberately denied the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and thus illegally justified the aggressive actions of the Russian Federation.”

The minister’s document says that they will systematically ” evaluate all the figures that Russia seeks to use to promote its foreign policy and influence the inhabitants of Lithuania.”

According to Interfax-Ukraine, Landsbergis later told reporters that the final decision on Kirkorov was proposed to be taken by the Minister of Internal Affairs Agne Bilotaite.

According to him, Kirkorov’s participation in concerts in the occupied Crimea ” significantly harms the national security of Lithuania.”

Discussions about expanding the blacklist began after it turned out that subsidies for failed cultural events had been allocated to Lithuanian companies planning concerts of Russian singers Philip Kirkorov and Mikhail Shufutinsky.