TV company «1+1» has filed a lawsuit against the Ministry of culture of Ukraine and the state Agency for cinema (Goskino) in connection with the prohibition of the series «Matchmakers» Studio «Kvartal 95». This was reported by the press service of the District administrative court of Kiev.
«The plaintiff asks the court to recognize illegal and cancel the order of the Ministry of culture «On amendments to the list of people who pose a threat to national security, at the request of the security Service of Ukraine» concerning the inclusion of the citizen of the Russian Federation Fyodor Dobronravov», – stated in the message.
Also «1+1» requests the court to declare illegal and cancel orders of the state for cancellation of certificates for the right to distribution and demonstration of the series «Matchmakers», which removed the Dobronravov.
The court will consider the claim on February 15.
22 Nov 2017, it became known that the security Service of Ukraine has banned Russian actor Fyodor Dobronravov, who plays in «the Matchmakers», the entry to Ukraine for three years for a trip to the Crimea and support the annexation of the Peninsula. In an interview 2014, published on the YouTube channel 1tvnetru, the actor said that «Crimea should return to Russia». After the decision of the SBU, he said that they had not visited the Crimea.
The head of the Studio «Quarter-95» Vladimir Zelensky suggested that the Ukrainian authorities «to overcome nepotism, and then to deal with the «Matchmakers».
On 28 November, the Ministry of culture of Ukraine has made Dobronravova in the list of persons who threaten the national security of the state. The state Agency of Ukraine invalidated the distribution certificate for all the seasons of the series «Matchmakers».
Deputy Minister of culture of Ukraine Yuriy Rybachuk made the lifting of the ban, if the creators of the series «Matchmakers» will replace Dobronravova another actor.
Zelensky November 30, said in comments to the edition «GORDON», which closes the project «Matchmakers».
Channel «1+1» has filed a lawsuit against the Ministry of culture of Ukraine and the state regarding the prohibition of «the Matchmakers» 10.01.2018