Samoilova performed the song "Flame Is Burning" prepared for the Eurovision Song Contest, as well as the song "Victory Day" on Nakhimov Square in occupied Sevastopol, Russian news agency TASS reports.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, on March 22, Ukraine's SBU Security Service issued a three-year entry ban against Samoilova, citing her performance at a festival dubbed "A World of Sports and Kindness" held in Crimea on June 27, 2015. Ukraine's authorities say that by performing in Crimea, Samoilova violated the Ukrainian government's regulation dated June 4, 2015, which stipulates that foreign citizens should enter Crimea by crossing the administrative border with mainland Ukraine.