The organizers of the Eurovision song contest, which will be held in Kiev, disappointed by Ukraine’s decision to ban entry into the country of the participant from Russia Yulia Samoilova. This is stated on the website Eurovision.
It is reported that the decision of the Ukrainian authorities is contrary to the spirit of the competition, but the Ukrainian laws should be respected.
“We must respect the local laws of the host country, but we are deeply disappointed in this decision, as we believe that it goes against the spirit of competition”, – said in a statement.
The organizers of the contest say that they are going to continue the dialogue with the Ukrainian authorities to ensure the performances of all participants of the Eurovision song contest in Kiev.
As it became known, the security Service of Ukraine forbade entrance on the territory of Ukraine the citizen of the Russian Federation Yulia Samoilova. The representative of Russia at Eurovision became persona non grata for three years.
Let us recall, the Eurovision song contest will be held in Kyiv on 9 may to 13 may. The competition will be attended by singers from 43 countries.