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Friday, December 9, 2016

Eurovision Ukraine has banned the filtering of the Russian participants of the contest


The official representative of the music of the Eurovision song contest Paul Jordan commented on the statement by Ukrainian politicians who promised not to allow to participate in the festival next year, Russian artists from the list of “enemies of Ukraine”.

Photo: eurovision.tv/Andres Putting (EBU)

In an interview to Life press representative of the competition said that the competition organizers are not going to obey the whims of the Ukrainian politicians. According to him, Russia, as a traditional participant of the festival has the right to hospitable reception in any country host the competition.

Recall, held in Stockholm the final of “Eurovision” won the representative of Ukraine Jamal, who performed the song about the deportation of the Crimean-Tatar population of Crimea during the great Patriotic war. Russian party Sergey Lazarev, who in the framework of the audience voting took first place, was only third.

After completion of the competition one of the most odious politicians of the UkrainianVerkhovna Rada Deputy and adviser to the interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko said that to get on “the Eurovision-2017” will be only one Russian party, which Kiev deemed “trustworthy” and unnoticed in anti-Ukrainian activities. Such clearly is not a native of Donbass Joseph Kobzon included in black lists of the EU and Ukraine. Today it became known that the artist expressed a desire to participate in the competition next year and to do in Kiev a song in the Ukrainian language.

Meanwhile, the results of this contest caused discontent of tens of thousands of spectators in the Old World. Online began collecting signatures under the petition which author demands to revise the results of “Eurovision 2016”. At the time of writing the proposal was supported by more than 230 thousand people and 75 thousand. Representatives of “Eurovision” has promised to consider the petition.

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