: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Ukraine strips assets, medals from Jewish singer who backed Putin

(JTA) — Ukraine revoked all its honors for a well-known singer and politician who had survived the Holocaust and froze his assets over his support for Russian control in Crimea.
The presidential decree stripping Iosif Kobzon, 80, of his many state honors and freezing all his assets in Ukraine was posted on the website of the president of Ukraine last week, the RBC news site reported.
Kobzon, a native of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, said in 2014 that Russia should control the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed from Ukraine that year, because it “primordially belongs” to Russia.
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Source: JTA

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