Poroshenko signs law allowing Russian artists to tour Ukraine only after SBU vetting
President Petro Poroshenko signed Law "On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On Touring Events in Ukraine", earlier adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, regarding tours of artists who are citizens of the "aggressor state".
The law passed by Parliament on October 5, 2017, enhances the legal mechanism for the protection of Ukraine's national security and is a continuation of legislative steps to protect the national information and cultural space, in particular by introducing mechanisms to counteract anti-Ukrainian influences through touring.
Read alsoRussian artists to perform in Ukraine only after SBU vettingThe law bans propaganda of separatism, Communist or Nazi totalitarian regimes and their symbols during the tours of foreign citizens falling under the new legislation. The law also forbids tours that popularize or promote the aggressor-state and its authorities, as well as bans any tour if the artist has been included in the List of persons posing a threat to national security, etc.