The media found out the reason of freezing of the Deposit for the Eurovision song contest

СМИ узнали причину заморозки залога за Евровидение

The guarantee of Ukraine, placed in a Swiss Bank, could be frozen because of the claim of the TV channel Euronews.

A Deposit of 15 million euros, which Kiev has provided to guarantee the preparation and holding of Eurovision-2017, could have frozen in accounts in Switzerland in connection with the claim of the European news channel Euronews to the National public broadcasting company of Ukraine (NOTE). Reported by Deutsche Welle, citing sources familiar with the situation.

At the same time, the General Director of the channel Michael Peters has not directly denied this information, having promised to comment on the situation at the appropriate time.

The National public broadcasting company of Ukraine stated that, contrary to some Russian media, the European broadcasting Union (EBU) was not the initiator authorise Swiss Bank accounts. According to estimates of the EBU song contest in Kiev was a success. The broadcaster has received an appropriate acknowledgement of thanks from the organization of public service broadcasters.

“The procedure of seizure is not initiated by the European broadcasting Union and a third party that we are trying to set,” reads the written reply of the broadcasting company.

Recall, the Geneva office of debt enforcement seized 15 million euros, provided as the financial guarantee of the quality of Eurovision-2017.

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