Contents tagged with Eurovision

  • Ukraine to seek legal assistance in the return of €15 million seized after Eurovision-2017

    The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the acquisition of legal services by the Ministry of Justice for the return of the blocked financial guarantees for the international Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in the amount of 15 million euros to the state budget, as stated in the government's order No. 530-r from August 9.

    "The government is taking measures for the return of the funds of financial guarantees for the holding the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, back to the state budget of Ukraine," the …

  • Kyiv’s financial guarantees for Eurovision were seized at the request of Euronews

    The seizure of financial guarantees for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest was made at the request of the international television channel Euronews, Zurab Alasania, chairman of the National Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine (UA:PBC), confirmed to journalists. To ensure the preparation and holding of the Eurovision Song Contest, Kyiv provided the European Broadcasting Union with 15 million euros in financial guarantees. The Debt Enforcement Office of Geneva seized these funds in June. …

  • Ukraine will appeal a possible penalty for not allowing Russian singer to participate in Eurovision

    The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has not yet made a final decision on the application of sanctions against Ukraine due to the refusal to allow Russian singer Yulia Samoylova to participate in Eurovision 2017, as reported by the head of the Public Relations and Mass Media Department of the National Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine (PBC), Victoria Sidorenko, Ukrinform reports. According to her, if the fine is imposed, the PBC will appeal it. Sidorenko said that the issue of imposing …

  • Eurovision officials: Decision about sanctions against Russia and Ukraine has not been made

    Executive supervisor of Eurovision Jon Ola Sand confirmed that the decision on imposing sanctions against Ukraine and Russia was postponed until after the end of the song contest in Kyiv.

    “With regard to the imposing of sanctions against Ukraine and Russia, no decision has been made yet. This topic will be discussed only after the current Eurovision Song Contest has concluded. We are now focusing our attention on all of the countries participating in the competition to prepare three major …

  • Kyiv will not allow Russian journalists who visited Crimea to attend the Eurovision Song Contest in Ukraine

    The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine will not let Russian journalists accredited to attend the Eurovision Song Contest enter the country if they are found to have visited the Crimea, stated the Adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Anton Gerashchenko, on his Facebook page.

    "No Russian journalists who are covering the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv who has previously violated the state border of Ukraine by illegally visiting the Ukrainian Crimea will be admitted into the …

  • Ukraine and Russia could be banned from Eurovision for three years

    Ukraine and Russia can be excluded from participating in the Eurovision Song Contest for three years for violating the rules of the contest. This was stated by the Chairman of the Eurovision Song Contest Reference Group and the event’s steering committee, Frank-Dieter Freiling in the commentary for the German ZDF.

    According to him, Ukraine violated the rules of the contest by not allowing a participant from Russia, Yuliya Samoylova into the country. "From the Ukrainian point of view, the legal …

  • Border Guard Service: About 200 Eurovision participants from 20 countries have already arrived in Ukraine

    Within three days, Ukrainian border guards have registered about 200 participants and team members of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 from 20 countries. This was reported on May 1 by the press service of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.

    "The border guards registered most of the participants at the ‘Boryspil’ and ‘Kyiv’ air transport checkpoints. Another team arrived at the ‘Platonovo’ motor vehicle checkpoint, which is in the Odessa region ", noted the Ukrainian State Border …

  • Banned Russian singer Samoylova will visit the Crimea again

    Russian singer Yuliya Samoylova, who is banned from entering Ukraine is scheduled to perform in the Crimea again. This information was confirmed by the singer’s press service in comments to Radio Liberty Project "Krym.Realiyi.”

    "Yes, she will perform in Sevastopol. At least, as of today it is confirmed. It is expected that Yuliya will sing two to three songs there," said the press service. Crimean media had earlier reported the probability of Samoylova performing in Sevastopol on May 9.

    On …

  • Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine: Russia has isolated itself from Eurovision-2017

    Russia has isolated itself from the Eurovision-2017 singing competition that will be held in Kyiv, as stated by the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, Vyacheslav Kyrylenko, on Ukrainske radio.

    "Russia has isolated itself from Eurovision-2017. Moreover, as a result of this decision, the Kremlin has deprived all Russian people of the opportunity to see this fantastic and wonderful show, in which 42 countries not only from Europe but the whole world will take part," Kyrylenko said. "But we also know …

  • Russia may be suspended from Eurovision next year

    The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) does not exclude the possibility of Russia's suspension from participation in Eurovision next year. This was reported by Russia’s TASS new agency, citing the official representative of the EBU, Dave Goodman. According to him, such a decision can be made only after the song contest in Kyiv.

    According to the current rules of the contest, Russia may be deprived of the right to send its representative to the competition next year because of its refusal to …