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Security Service bans entry of Russia's contestant Samoylova to Eurovision
15:46, 22 March 2017
Security Service bans entry of Russia's contestant Samoylova to Eurovision

Representative from the Russian Federation at Eurovision-2017 was declared persona non grata due to her visits in occupied Crimea

15:46, 22 March 2017

www.interfax.ru

Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) prohibits entry of Russian artist Yuliya Samoylova, chosen for Eurovision song contest this year, for three years. This was reported by SBU speaker on Facebook.

"Security Service of Ukraine bans Russian citizen Yuliya Samoylova from entering Ukrainian territory for three years. The decision was taken based on received data regarding her violations of Ukrainian law," SBU speaker noted.

As it was reported earlier, Russia chose 27-year-old singer Yuliya Samoylova to represent the country at Eurovision 2017 in Ukraine. The artist has group 1 disability since childhood and is wheelchair-bound.

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