Polish Interior Minister says Ukrainian music band Ot Vinta banned entry on grounds of security threat

04.07.2016 14:55 404

A concert by Ukrainian music band Ot Vinta, who is accused in Poland for spreading the cult of Stepan Bandera and the OUN and UPA, would threaten Polish public order and security on the eve of the NATO Summit and the 73th anniversary of the Volyn crime, Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Blaszczak has said on Monday, Ukrinform’ own Warsaw correspondent has reported.

"Entry ban for Ot Vinta music band relates to securing public order. I belive that the organizer of the concert would venture to move it from Przemysl to Warsaw. In the context of the NATO Summit and the 73th anniversary of the genocide in Volyn committed by Ukrainian nationalists that we will mark next week, I do not agree to permit any violation of public order and security of our citizens, for which I am responsible," said the minister.

Earlier, Ukrainian music band Ot Vinta was not allowed to enter Poland by the Polish border guards last Sunday morning. The Polish authorities stated that the band "is a threat to public order and order in Poland." The music band had been scheduled to perform at a concert in Warsaw on Sunday evening.


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