In the United States detained a Ukrainian activist who protested against the concert featuring Russian pianist Matsuev and conductor Valery Gergiev

In Washington on 14 November, arrested activist of the Ukrainian Diaspora Olexa Chopivsky, who protested near the National Cathedral against organised with the participation of the Russian Embassy «Concert for unity». This was reported by «Voice of America».

It is noted that Olexa together with my mom handing out leaflets to visitors of the concert, which was attended by Russian conductor Valery Gergiev and pianist Denis Matsuev. In 2014 they signed a public letter in support of Russia’s actions and the position of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin concerning Crimea.

Protection of the Cathedral asked the women to leave the territory. However Chopivsky studied in a private school at the Cathedral and «defended their right to remain in the home for her organization,» the article reads.

Police arrived on call security chief, brought the activist to the station and later released.

Comments publication Chopivsky said that it is accused of trespassing on private property. She plans to appeal about it to court.

Embassy of Ukraine to the United States criticized the support of the American non-state actors «Concert for unity».




In the United States detained a Ukrainian activist who protested against the concert featuring Russian pianist Matsuev and conductor Valery Gergiev 15.11.2017

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