Russia will not take part in the Eurovision song contest – the official EBU statement

Россия не будет принимать участие в Евровидении, - официальное заявление EBU

The contestant from Russia Yulia Samoylova

The European broadcasting Union (EBU) has officially confirmed that Russia will not be able to participate in the Eurovision song contest in 2017. This is stated in the statement of the organization.

“The proposals were to either to participate via satellite, or to change favourites artist on who could legally enter Ukraine at the time of the competition. Unfortunately, both proposals were rejected by the First channel. His leadership has announced that it will not broadcast “Eurovision-2017″. This means that Russia will not be able to participate this year. Unfortunately, this means that Russia will not be able to participate in the contest this year. We really want all 43 countries have been able to take part and did everything possible to achieve this goal,” reads the statement of the EBU.

In the organization reiterated that condemn the decision of the Ukrainian authorities, but “preparations for the Eurovision song contest continues in the host city Kiev. Our top priority remains the creation of the spectacular Eurovision song contest in may”.

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As reported, the SBU for 3 years denied entry to Ukraine of Yulia Samoilova. In Russia it chose to participate in the contest “Eurovision-2017”, which will be held in Kiev.

Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Vyacheslav Kirilenko said that Russia may participate in the Eurovision song contest, inviting party, which has no problems with Ukrainian legislation. He is also on the eve rejected the idea of participation Samoilova in the Eurovision song contest on video, because it violates the law.

The European broadcasting Union (EBU) on Friday, March 31, confirmed the authenticity of the published on the Eurovision website Oikotimes of the letter head of the EBU Ingrid Deltenre Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groisman. In a letter to the head of the EBU warns the head of the Ukrainian government about sanctions for entry ban for Russian contestants.

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Deltenre warned Groisman, Ukraine may be excluded from future competitions if the Ukrainian government will not allow to enter the country, the Russian contestant Yulia Samoilova. In addition, it was announced by Ukrainian Prime Minister that some of the participants of the competition do not exclude the possibility to leave it.

Meanwhile, in Kiev continues active preparations for the competition. Concerts Kyiv Eurovision sold almost half the tickets. Police have published a guide for foreign guests of the Eurovision song contest.

Eurovision-2017 will be held in Kyiv in early may. The final song contest scheduled for may 13. Ukraine will be represented by rock band O. Torvald, which will perform in the finals, bypassing the semi-final stage. The musicians will take the stage at number 22.

As previously reported, the Russian First channel will not broadcast “Eurovision-2017”, which will be held in may in Kiev. The decision was made due to the fact that the European broadcasting Union (organizer of “Eurovision”) failed to resolve the question of participation in the contest the Russians Yulia Samoilova.

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