The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) commented on the decision by SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) to prohibit Samoylova’s entry to Ukraine. The according information was submitted on Eurovision website.
The organizer of the event respects the law of hosting country. "We have to respect the local laws of the host country, however we are deeply disappointed in this decision as we feel it goes against both the spirit of the Contest, and the notion of inclusivity that lies at the heart of its values," the statement reads. However, it is noted that the dialogue will continue in order to ensure that all artists can perform at the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv in May.