Merkuriev was not allowed to Ukraine


At the Odessa airport was not allowed in Ukraine, the Russian ballet dancer Andrey Merkuriev. He told about it “to Gromadsky”.

According to the artist, he flew to Odessa to see the play “the Scream”, which set in 2014 at the Odessa Opera and ballet theater.

“When I had to pass the passport control, I was told to wait after with me and talked and said most likely I will be denied. And do 5-10 minutes later I was told that was refused: “We hope for your understanding, because the country’s military situation. Go back home,” he told the mercury.

He said that with him the return flight to Russia sent another three men. While women-Russian women missed.

“I just wanted to see the show and spend three days in the city while I have time. I can’t go there not to come, not dreaming that anything I ever put to the Odessa troupe, because they became my friends. At one time they believed in me, gave me a chance to make his first ballet, first play. I was born a choreographer. Therefore, it is my hometown, my theatre”, – said the artist.

The Merkuriev, honoured artist of Russia, soloist of the Bolshoi theatre.

November 26 – the day after Russia seized boats of the naval forces of Ukraine “Berdyansk” and “Nikopol”, tug “Yana Kapu” and 24 Ukrainian servicemen – the Verkhovna Rada supported the decree of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the introduction of martial law in 10 areas in 30 days.

Martial law introduced in Ukraine from 14.00 on 26 November to 14.00 on 26 December 2018.

The head of the state border service of Ukraine Petro Cigital November 30, stated that in connection with the imposition of martial law Ukraine has tightened border regime, not allowed into the country of citizens of Russia male aged 16 to 60 years.