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2019.04.24 09:18

Lithuania may blacklist Russian singer

Ramūnas Jakubauskas, BNS2019.04.24 09:18

The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry proposes to blacklist Grigory Leps, a popular Russian singer allegedly linked to the Russian mafia.

Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius signed his petition to Interior Minister Eimutis Misiunas last Friday, Rasa Jakilaitienė, the Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman, told BNS.

Three members of the parliament, Ingrida Šimonytė, Audronius Ažubalis and Laurynas Kasčiūnas, have also proposed to add Leps to Lithuania's blacklist.

According to US sources, the Russian star may have acted as a money courier on behalf of a criminal group, the Delfi.lt news website has reported.

Leps has been blacklisted by Ukraine.