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Ani Lorak, who got into a scandal with the cancellation of concerts in Russia, made a strong statement. The artist finally explained her civic position, which provoked public anger in both Russia and Ukraine.
Ani Lorak has been hovering between two fires for over a year. After the start of Russia’s special operation in Ukraine, the singer left for Europe. From there she secretly came to Russia for the birthday of the children of Philip Kirkorov.
As a result, Lorak recently returned to Moscow and even organized a new tour of the country. In April, he had scheduled concerts in Rostov-on-Don, Voronezh, Krasnodar and Moscow. But the plans were not destined to come true.
So the mayor of Krasnodar made it clear that Lorak was not welcome in the Kuban. “We, the residents, are against the fact that in our city they “make a show” of people who confess their love to the ruling authorities in Ukraine, who are fighting against us,” Yevgeny Naumov wrote.
The singer remained silent for a day. And now I have decided to explain myself. The artist insists that she has remained neutral ever since the Crimeans voted to join Russia.
She said that she is a Ukrainian singer. “I am proud of my heritage and culture. The ultimatum from the government of my country, which had me against the wall, was the turning point that pushed me to move to Russia, where I was accepted and continued to grow as an artist. Despite everything, Ukraine is always in my heart, ”she added.
After that, he assured that he “never provided military aid…” “I can only help as part of a humanitarian mission, which I have been doing all my life,” the celebrity emphasized.
As Lorak noted, his desire to continue acting in Russia caused controversy. “I want to assure my fans that my decision was not dictated by politics and a desire to take sides. I am a musician, not a politician. I will continue singing for all my listeners around the world”, concluded the former mentor of the Voice program. .
The public considered the strong statement of the star as another attempt to “sit on two chairs.” Now she is cursed both by her compatriots, who demanded to “decide”, and by the Russian public, who perceived Lorak as her own.