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Russia’s Channel 1 to not broadcast Eurovision 2017 in Ukraine
20:41, 13 April 2017
Russia’s Channel 1 to not broadcast Eurovision 2017 in Ukraine

The TV channel’s administration refuses bith alternative options of participation offered by European Broadcasting Union

20:41, 13 April 2017

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Russia’s TV Channel 1 will not be broadcasting Eurovision 2017 song contest, slated in Ukraine in May. Such decision was made after the Russian side rejected the options offered by the European Broadcasting Union – those regarding this country’s representative at Eurovision Yulia Samoylova.

‘The EBU still offers us two options –Yulia’s remote performance or replacing her with another contestant; we consider both options unacceptable,’ the TV channel said.  

Previously, Ukraine’s Security Service banned entrance for Russia's Yulia Samoylova for three years – due to her previous performances in the Russian-annexed Crimea.  

Related: Ukraine will not make concessions to Samoylova, — Klimkin

Related: Eurovision organizers commented on information about sanctions for banning entry of Samoylova

Related: EBU considering option of Samoylova's remote participation in Eurovision-2017

Related: Russian TV channels refuse to broadcast Eurovision due to travel ban for Samoylova

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