Ukrainian co-author of the film “Parajanov” refuses from Armenian award

Producer and co-director of the film “Parajanov” Elena Fetisova refuses from the state award of the Republic of Armenia because of the latter’s stance on the Crimea referendum, reports. She has asked to provide the sum to orphans in Armenia.

She has slammed Armenia for saying the referendum in Crime was another example of the self-determination of peoples though free expression of will and added that she considers the referendum is a violation of international law and European values, and poses a threat to the peace and the citizens of Ukraine.

Elena Fetisova has said she will not attend the award ceremony in Yerevan on March 21.

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