Director Rotaru explained the cancellation of her performances in Russia

© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina to Chesnokova in photomontage Rotaru. Archival photoDirector Rotaru explained the cancellation of her performances in Russia© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina to Tecnocovering the image Bank

Concert Director of the singer of Sofia Rotaru Igor Kurilov explained why she decided to cancel their performance at the music competition «song of the year».

«Well, why not? First, health. Second, you know what events are happening between Ukraine and Russia? The borders are closed, the military situation», — he told «Fifth channel».

Kurylev noted that the singer not only refused from the concert at «Olympic», but from all appearances on the territory of Russia.

Earlier the newspaper «Komsomolskaya Pravda» reported that rotary has refused to come to Moscow for the concert «song of the year», held at the Olympic stadium on the first of December, in connection with the imposition of martial law, «not to aggravate the situation and provoke radical compatriots.»

Last week, after detention by Russian border guards three ships of the Ukrainian Navy, provocative violated the state border in the Kerch Strait, Kyiv introduced in some areas of the country under martial law and forbade the entry of Russians male, aged from 16 to 60 years.

Moscow mirror measures introduced. Vladimir Putin said that any retaliatory restrictions on Ukrainian citizens will not be applied, but instead facilitated their stay in the country. The Russian foreign Ministry the decision of the head of state explained good intentions toward Ukrainians.

Rotaru took part in the «Song of the year» since 1973 almost every year except 2002. Her songs reached the finals more than four times, competition it was only Joseph Kobzon and Lev Leshchenko.