Ukraine criticized the support of American organizations «Concert for unity» featuring Russian pianist Matsuev and conductor Valery Gergiev

Embassy of Ukraine to the United States criticized the support of the American non-state actors «Concert for unity», which was held November 13 in Washington with the participation of the Russian pianist Denis Matsuev, conductor Valery Gergiev and the Symphony orchestra of the Mariinsky theatre. The statement of the Ukrainian diplomatic mission published on the page in Facebook.

It is noted that the co-organizers of the concert were the Russian Embassy in Washington, the Institute of Russian culture and history. Carmela, the Foundation of the American-Russian cultural cooperation, the Mariinsky Foundation of America, Institute for sustained dialogue, the Foundation «Appeal of conscience», organization is «Performing arts Washington,» center for the performing arts. John. Kennedy, the Washington national Cathedral and the Kennan Institute of the Center. Woodrow Wilson.

«The Embassy of Ukraine to the United States appreciates the cooperation with the Kennan Institute of the Center. Woodrow Wilson National Cathedral Washington, the organization of the «Performing arts of Washington» and Center them. John. Kennedy. At the same time, we rejected the invitation to attend this concert «unity». We believe it is incorrect to associate personalities of Valery Gergiev and Matsuev, who signed a statement in support of the Kremlin’s policy on the occupation of the Crimea, with the ideals of unity, especially in conditions of Russian aggression against Ukraine, which is ongoing,» said the Embassy.

The statement said that the support of the event by the important American non-state actors «to create a platform for Russian propaganda and manipulating public opinion in the United States.»

«Unfortunately, the culture in this case has become a cynical tool to attempt removal from the international agenda issues of violations of international law by Russia», – said the Ukrainian Embassy.

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Ukraine criticized the support of American organizations «Concert for unity» featuring Russian pianist Matsuev and conductor Valery Gergiev 14.11.2017

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