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Italian TV presenter says "Ukraine will lose Eurovision after it lost Crimea"

Source : 112 Ukraine

He also said that Italian contestant "is more powerful than Soviet rockets"
18:51, 5 May 2017

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The host of NEMO show on Italian RAI TV channel announced that "Ukraine will lose Eurovision as it lost Crimea". Video fragment was published on the official Facebook page.

The co-host informed that Francesco Gabbani, Italian representative at Eurovision-2017, who is considered the favorite of the contest, has already arrived in Kyiv.

Her colleague Enrico Lucci answered that "Gabbani is more powerful than Soviet rockets, while Ukraine will lose Eurovision after it lost Crimea".

There are many indignant comments at the page of the show to this statement by the Italian.

"Crimea was taken away from Ukraine forcefully, through military intervention. Ukraine is experiencing deep crisis right now, the war is not over, but, the event is taking place regardless," user Iryna Syrotyuk wrote.

Valentyn Kushch wrote: "It’s too bad Italy does not share a border with Russia. With all due respect to Italians".

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