Ukrainian influencer and fitness trainer Ilona Chernobai was pulled out of the Cannes Film Festival after she pour on herself fake blood. She pulled out red bags of fake blood from underneath her dress and burst it on herself on the steps up to the Palais, in a bid to protest against the ongoing war in Ukraine.
Ilona was taken away from the event by three security guards. The Ukrainian influencer has three one million Instagram followers with a caption that read: “I succeeded in fulfilling my mission.” glamour.
Chernobai wore a blue and yellow dress depicting the flag of Ukraine.
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“I took my chance with this act and reminded what is happening in Ukraine,” wrote Chernobai, “The action was in support of the occupied territories and our people who live there.” The incident happened at the 76th Cannes International Film Festival in southern France. The official statement released by the organizers of the event read, “We will not welcome official Russian delegations nor accept the presence of anyone linked to the Russian government.”
The local authorities had banned the protests and rallies ahead of the festival to protect its glamour.
Ukrainian Drama moment of "How Dare You Russia" at Cannes 2023
Ilona Chernobai a Ukrainian fitness trainer with one million followers on Instagram walked the red carpet at Cannes in a blue and yellow dress, symbolizing the Ukraine flag. As she got to the stairs, she pulled bags… pic.twitter.com/UcQ9hLbQRw
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The film festival had also banned the Russian delegation from attending the event due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
In a related development, Ukraine claims to win the war against Russia with F-16 fighter. These fighter jets would be a game changer in the conflict between Moscow and Kiev, a spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force Command, Yury Ignat, claimed in remarks to Ukraine’s Espreso TV on Saturday.
“When [we] have F-16, we will win this war,” Ignat said, adding that Kiev has repeatedly told its Western backers that the air defense systems it has already obtained from the West are insufficient to protect all of Ukraine against Russian air strikes.