Anton Gerashteschenko of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry has announced an entry ban on 500 Russian artists who backed the annexation of Crimea. No names yet. No guesses, however, who will top the list.
The Ukrainians are also taking about banning Russian books and films, in order ‘to block Russian propaganda’.
That won’t win them many friends. Nor will it help counter Russian claims that Ukraine is turning fascist.
Told of the ban, the Russian culture minister Vladimir Medinski said: ‘I hope Ukraine has not completely lost its mind’.