Elton John, one of the most famous British pop artists, will perform his free charity show in Ukraine's capital Kiev on June 16. The concert is aimed to support Ukrainian children suffering from HIV/AIDS. The show will last for about 2,5 hours and will take place on the central square of Kiev.
However, the Orthodox Ukrainians believe that it would be blasphemous to hold Elton John’s concert in the centre of Kiev, said Valery Kaurov, the head of the Union of Orthodox Ukrainians.
“Orthodox people have no respect to people with untraditional sexual orientation, including Elton John because such people are directly associated with HIV/AIDS, ” Valery Kaurov said.
“All normal countries, including Russia do their best to ban such events as gay pride parades and other congregations of people of untraditional sexual orientation because they destruct the society. If all people in the world become homosexuals, mankind will become extinct,” Kaurov stated.
The highest in Eastern Europe prevalence of HIV-infected donations is registered in the Ukraine where 128.4 per 100,000 individuals tested HIV-positive. According to the international studies about 140 Ukrainians are expected to die from AIDS every day by 2014.
More than ten percent of 2.500 newborns receive HIV infection from their mothers at present. In France, for example, this index is limited to only one or two infants a year.
By 2014 about 40 thousand Ukrainian children are expected to lose both parents. Most of them will inherit HIV/AIDS from their parents.
Translated by Alexander Timoshik