Many broadcasters, the EBU included in, angry at the situation with the Russian singer Yulia Samoilova, which closed the entrance to Ukraine. In this regard, there is a risk that some countries will not be presented in may at the upcoming Eurovision song contest «Eurovision» in Kiev.
The situation with the Russian singer Yulia Samoilova, Angers nearly all companies that are included in the European broadcasting Union (EBU). This is stated in the message of the head of the Union of Ingrid Deltenre Prime Minister of Ukraine Vladimir Groysman, reports TASS.
According to her, some of them criticized Kiev’s decision and «consider the issue of non-participation in this event.» Deltenre reminded that no country dared to forbid artists to participate in the contest and stressed that the EBU would not want such a precedent in 2017.
In his message, the head of the EBU asked, to intervene and «to provide for the Russian singer the opportunity of entry to Ukraine». Otherwise, according to Deltenre, it will have very large negative consequences for the international reputation of Ukraine «as a modern and democratic European state.»
In addition, she confirmed that the absence of a solution to this problem is to put into question the further participation of Ukraine in the competition «Eurovision».
Earlier in an interview with Swiss newspaper Blick Deltenre said that Kiev will lose the right to host «Eurovision» in the case that will not solve in the near future the situation with Yulia Samoilova.
On 22 March, the SBU has banned Yulia Samoilova to visit Ukraine for three years due to violations of the law of the country. At the moment, the Russian woman can not come to Kiev to participate in «Eurovision». The Ukrainian authorities decided that Samoilov, speaking in the summer of 2015 at a concert in the Crimea, had violated the decree of the government of the country, according to which, foreigners must have special permission to visit the Peninsula.
After this, the EBU has proposed to organize a live broadcast of the speech of the Russians during the competition. However, in Russia and Ukraine from this idea was abandoned. However, the Union stressed that they are ready to engage the Russians in «Eurovision».