Youtube’s favourite pianist has taken her vocal support for Russian dominance of the Ukraine two steps too far.
She has given a recital in Donetsk, socalled capital of the illegal breakaway statelet, the ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’.
She was pictured in the company of the rebels’ military leader, Alexander Zakharchenko, an alleged war criminal who is presently on crutches, recovering from a battlefield injury.
This meeting may well have repercussions on what remains of her international concert career.
It is a sad sight for millions around the world who appreciate her musicianship.