: Docudays UA film festival postponed in Greece due to 'Donbas friends' radicals
Opinion16:26 May. 23, 2016

Docudays UA film festival postponed in Greece due to 'Donbas friends' radicals

PR coordinator of "See Ukraine: Docudays UA on tour" Olha Birzul joins UT to talk about incident

Ukrainian travelling festival "See Ukraine: Docudays UA on Tour" was planned to start in Greek capital, Athens on May 13. However, shortly before the opening, several radical groups threatened to organise protests against the event.

They rallied outside the Exile Room building, where film Euromaidan. Rough cut was shown. The radicals accused the managers of the building of supporting "Ukrainian Nazis".

Because of that, the organisers of the festival were forced to look for a new location. They asked Ukraine's embassy in Greece to temporarily host the event.

Watch also Docudays UA festival features films on human rights

"These radicals called themselves anti-fascists and friends of Donbas. But they were basically just repeating lies, told by the Russian media. They accused us of falsifying facts about the conflicts in Donbas and Crimea. But we don't even have a movie about these topics", Olha Birzul, PR coordinator of the project, tells in an interview with Ukraine Today.

Birzul explains, pro-Russian forces want to create a myth that Greek residents are hostile towards Ukraine. "But it's not true at all", Birzul adds

To find out more watch the full version of interview on Ukraine Today.

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