Russian singer Oleg Gazmanov, which yesterday was not allowed to Lithuania, made the list of undesirables due to its support of Putin’s regime and propaganda supporting Russian aggression in neighboring countries. This was stated by the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius, says a regional Agency Delfi.
“I can say that it is because of the aggressive advocacy related to Russia’s aggressive actions in neighboring countries,” he said.
More information about the entry ban Gazmanov in the country Linkevicius refused to disclose, citing the requirements of the protection of personal data.
“We respect freedom of speech, but there are certain boundaries that you cannot cross when it comes to violence, aggression, worship war. This contributes to escalation and is an attack not only on freedom of speech, but also to national security and stability,” – said the Minister.
In the Russian Embassy to the incident was negative, “because it is our citizen.” “How and why it was done – specific reasons we don’t know. He has not been addressed,” – said the press attache of the Russian Embassy in Lithuania, the Hope Mangina.
On the evening of 17 August, the Russian singer Oleg Gazmanov is not released from the airport in Vilnius, despite the presence of a valid Schengen visa. The artist is allowed to stay in a hotel at the airport. Today in the afternoon, the singer should fly from Lithuania to Moscow.