Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has confirmed that the country will be hosting the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017. He reported this to 1+1 TV channel.
“There is no way that Ukraine will give up hosting Eurovision. I think that it is a big honor for us and we must make every effort to host the contest at a highly professional level,” he said.
The Ministry of Culture had previously estimated the cost of hosting the contest will be approximately €14.4 million.
The National Television has said that parts of the competition may be held in different Ukrainian cities. Because of this, Groysman wants to arrange inter-city competitions to host these sections of the contest.