The artist, who comes from the Chernivtsi region, said that her civil position remains unchanged.
Singer Ani Lorak, who has lived in Russia for a long time, spoke about the full-scale war in Ukraine for the first time in seven months. She has her position made public on your website.
In particular, the artist admitted that she regrets her silence, because it was used against her.
“Recently, my name has been cynically used for various political and media manipulations. At the same time, my civic position is and remains unchanged: I love Ukraine, and I have absorbed love for the motherland since childhood. I was born in the beautiful Bukovyna region and I believe that patriotism a person is defined not by words, but by actions. For 20 years of my creative activity, I glorify Ukraine all over the world, at all kinds of competitions and festivals, bringing awards and forming a positive image of Ukraine. My mission as an artist is to bring music, to give people joy,” she wrote in an open letter.
She also stated that she is not a politician and has never had ambitions in this regard, as she likes to bring love to people through music. At the same time, Lorak assured that she does not divide fans by nationality, religion, skin color, or sexual orientation.
“No one has the right to dictate to me how I should love and support my country. I make my contribution to the cause of peace, harmony, and support of Ukrainian citizens, not to the crackling of television cameras, but as I consider necessary and worthy. I do not ask everyone to agree with me, but I ask you to respect my opinion,” the message reads.
At the end of the letter, Karolina emphasized that the pseudo-republics “DPR” and “LPR”, as well as the Right Sector and Svoboda, have no right to use her name, as they have nothing to do with her.