The Ukrainian Embassy in France protested for Porechenkova

Embassy of Ukraine in France is outraged by the French company Danone with the participation of Russian actor Mikhail Porechenkov, which the Ukrainian Ministry of culture has made it into the list of persons posing a threat to national security.

Earlier, the actor Porechenkov appeared in ads for yogurt, Actimel.

The Ministry of culture of Ukraine in August 2015, announced the "black list" of culture of the Russian Federation, which "threaten national security" of the country. Among the artists included in the list was Oleg Gazmanov, Iosif Kobzon, Valeriya perfilova, Sergei Penkin, Alexander Rosenbaum, Julia Chicherin, Ivan Okhlobystin, Mikhail Zadornov, Mikhail Porechenkov. The list is regularly expanding.

The Ukrainian authorities in April 2014 began a military operation against the breakaway LC and the DNI, which declared independence after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN victims of the conflict were about 13 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, including during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which from September 2014 adopted three documents regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict. However, after the armistice agreements between the parties to the conflict continue shooting.

Crimea became a Russian region after held there in March 2014 referendum in which 96.77% of voters of the Republic of Crimea and 95.6% of residents of Sevastopol voted for joining Russia. Ukraine still considers Crimea its but temporarily occupied territory. The Russian leadership has repeatedly stated that the inhabitants of Crimea democratically in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter voted for reunification with Russia. According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Crimea issue "is closed permanently."