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KIEV, March 13 (Itar-Tass) — "Reports alleging that a license to run the Russian film Avgust Vosmogo (August 8th) in Ukraine has been withdrawn do not conform to the reality because a state license to demonstrate the film in Ukraine has not been even issued yet," the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of culture said on Monday.
A film distributor company which intends to run the film in Ukraine appealed to the Ukrainian agency which supervises cinema, asking to license the film in Ukraine, only on February 28, 2012. The Ukrainian legislation envisages ten working days for issuance of such a license. In case of differences in establishing the index of a film a term for issuance of a license might be extended to 25 days, the press service explained.
It reminded of the fact that the demonstration of a film without a license in any movie in Ukraine would be considered as a breach of the law “On Cinematography" which entails administrative punishment, the press service said.
Earlier, the local media said that the Ministry of Culture decided to ban the demonstration of the film Avgust Vosmogo in Ukraine after it had received an appeal from the Liberty nationalist party and the Georgian Diaspora which claimed the film might arouse ethnic strife.