Eurovision winner Jamala among 110 targeted by Russia for supporting Ukraine

Jamala's property in occupied Crimea will be nationalized
Jamala's property in occupied Crimea will be nationalized

Russia has expanded its list of individuals and entities accused of committing "unfriendly actions against Russia," adding Ukrainian singer Jamala among 110 others, according to a report by Zmina on June 9. 

The statement from Volodymyr Konstantinov, "head" of the Crimean parliament, indicated plans to nationalize properties linked to those supporting the Kyiv government and sponsoring Ukraine's Armed Forces.

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"Among these people is Susana Alymovna Jamaladinova, known as the singer Jamala, against whom a criminal case has been opened, and the singer herself is wanted for allegedly spreading false information about the Russian Armed Forces," the statement said.

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Other notable Ukrainians on the list include a deputy of the Brovary District Council of Kyiv Oblast linked to dolphin therapy services in Alushta, former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, and MP Lydia Koteliak, among others.

Jamala, who has been a vocal critic of Russia's actions in Ukraine, was first placed on Russia's wanted list in November 2023 and subsequently arrested in absentia for allegedly publishing false information about Russian military operations on April 4, 2022.

In addition, Russia banned the singer from entering the country for 50 years starting in April 2022. Jamala gained international recognition in 2016 when she won the Eurovision Song Contest with her song "1944," which highlighted the plight of the Crimean Tatars during their forced deportation by Soviet authorities in 1944.

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