Alfa-Bank to continue organizing Alfa Jazz Fest in Lviv
KYIV. Feb 25 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Alfa-Bank (Ukraine, Kyiv) intends to continue support to organize the Alfa Jazz Fest annual festival in Lviv, Bank President Oleksandr Lukanov has said at a press conference at Interfax-Ukraine.
"We discussed this [the organization of the festival] both with our colleagues and the shareholders. This is a big financial and organizational burden. But for us, after all, it is our civic duty – festival should be held. This event is important not only for the city, it is very important for the whole country. We hope it will become Ukraine's musical visiting card in Europe," Lukanov said.
The bank president said that the recent events in Lviv, although worrisome, but, judging by the support of the city community, are not a cause for the termination of the event.
"If to talk about Lviv, we do not think that now the situation is worse than it was, for example, two years ago, when all the tragic events happened, or a year ago. Of course, we have certain activities related to security. But we several times did surveys in the city, which showed that not a single political party has such level of support [as this event]," he said.
Alfa Jazz Fest is an international jazz festival. It is annually held in Lviv from 2011. The founder of the festival is Lviv citizen, co-owner of Alfa-Group consortium Mykhailo Fridman.