Ukraine’s Deputy PM: Broadcast of Samoilova's performance on Ukrainian TV "violation of law"

21:40, 23 March 2017
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Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Viacheslav Kyrylenko says that the European Broadcasting Union, which is the organizer of the Eurovision Song Contest, must take into account that the broadcast of the Russian entrant Julia Samoilova’s performance by Ukrainian TV channels is a violation of Ukrainian laws.

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"The broadcast of Samoilova's performance by Ukrainian TV channels is a violation of Ukrainian laws, as well as her entry into Ukraine. The European Broadcasting Union should have taken this into account," Kyrylenko tweeted.

Read alsoRussia's Eurovision participant Samoilova banned from entering UkraineIn this regard, he explained: "Tours and TV shows with the participation of personas non-grata are prohibited in Ukraine. The solution lies with the change of the Russian entrant. The position of the EBU politicizes the contest."

As reported by UNIAN, the European Broadcasting Union offered that Samoilova perform via satellite. Earlier, the EBU expressed deep disappointment with the entry ban against Samoylova.

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