The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the rights holder of the Eurovision song contest intends to fine Ukraine for the refusal to let the Russian singer Julia Samoylova to enter the Ukrainian territory. The Chairman of the National Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine (UA: PBC) Zurab Alasania reported at Facebook.
‘The morning began with not pleasant news for UA: PBC. It seems that we should expect the sanctions for not providing the participation in Eurovision-2017 to Russian participant Julia Samoylova. I doubt that the state represented by SBU would like to share this collision with UA: PBC. The European Broadcasting Union just stands in the queue with Russia (according to our information, it also prepares the lawsuit on this issue on the political reasons), Euronews that demands for payments on Azarov’s debts and many other who want to strangle the newly appeared Public Broadcaster of Ukraine’, he noted.
The SBU decided to ban the Russian singer Julia Samoylova from entry to Ukraine for 3 years. She was picked to participate in Eurovision-2017. However, she performed in occupied Crimea and became the non-grant person. The Eurovision-2017 took place without the representative of Russia.