Ukraine can be deprived of “Eurovision”


Украину могут лишить «Евровидения» Representatives of the EBU are in talks with President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman. Director of overseas public broadcasters intend to find a solution that would satisfy both sides. Otherwise, Ukraine may impose sanctions.

      At the beginning of may in Kiev to be held a 62-second song contest “Eurovision”. A few months before the awaited event was a scandal: the Russian singer Yulia Samoilova was denied entry to the territory of Ukraine for the period of three years. The decision of the local security service has caused a storm of emotions among colleagues of the actress and social media users. Many have begun to openly criticize the position of the SBU, and also resent the fact that the show touched on politics.

      In turn, representatives of the European broadcasting Union said they were looking for innovative ways to participate in the contest and invited Yulia Samoilova to play into it remotely. After some time, the First channel refused such a scenario as violating established themselves as the organizers of the show rules.

      Meanwhile, the EBU continued to work out of this situation. Recently it became known that the representatives of the European broadcasting Union to engage in serious negotiations with the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman and President Petro Poroshenko. Foreign organization said the government’s decision “absolutely unacceptable” and continues to insist on the participation Samoilova in an international competition.

      “I deeply regret that “Eurovision” is used for political purposes. It has delighted millions of people and unite them, not to use in order to ignite political scandals and send them against each other,” said the EBU Director Ingrid Deltenre.

      If a “satisfactory solution” is found in the next few weeks, according to the representative of the European broadcasting Union, Ukraine may impose sanctions and to exclude it from the contest, reports newspaper Blick.

      Recall also that at the moment there is a petition in support of Yulia Samoilova, organized by model and philanthropist Natalia Vodianova. The petition, posted online, received over 87 thousand signatures. According to celebrity, it humanly touched the history of the artist. Natalia urges fans not to remain indifferent to the situation and to be active in the Network. “How is this possible? My heart bleeds, although only a week ago, was jubilant with happiness, knowing that on “the Eurovision” Russia will be represented by the beautiful Julia Samoilova” — shared his opinion saddened Vodianova. The stars of show-business and politics stood up for Julia Samoylova