SBU-banned rapper from Belarus boasts pictures from recent visit to Kyiv

23:39, 27 June 2017
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Belarusian rapper Max Korzh who has been put by the SBU Security Service of Ukraine on the stop list for five years due to visiting Russian-occupied Crimea has been to Kyiv, according to his Instagram account.

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He shared pictures where he is standing on the Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) and the other image shows Kyiv's Motherland Monument in the background.

Read alsoRussian singer Samoilova performs in occupied Crimea instead of Eurovision 2017The fact that these are not old pictures, as was guessed by some of his Instagram followers, but those that have been taken recently after he was refused entry into Ukraine is proven by the banner on the House of Trade Unions saying "Freedom is our religion."

He was blacklisted in winter 2016, whereas the banner was set for the Eurovision song contest hosted by Kyiv in May 2017.

In keeping with current rules, the only lawful way of entering Russian-occupied Crimea is to cross the administrative border between mainland Ukraine and the Crimean peninsula.

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