The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is in talks with the Ukrainian authorities and the National Television Company of Ukraine (NTCU) to cancel the effect of "black list" of Russian artists for the time of holding the Eurovision 2017. The press service of the EBU stated this, Izvestiya reports.
In addition, they count on smooth translation of Eurovision by Russian TV channels, as well as the accreditation of Russian journalists.
"The EBU is in the process of constructive dialogue with the NTCU, as well as with the Ukrainian authorities, in order to ensure free entry for all delegates and artists. They will be able to come and stay on the territory of Ukraine. We expect that the Eurovision 2017 in Kyiv will be available for everyone. We hope that Ukraine will respect the rights and freedom of all the artists who want to participate in a music contest and visit it. Now we are negotiating with Kyiv in order to remove all Russian artists from the “black list” so they could come and stay in Ukraine during the song contest", reported in the EBU.
Recall, the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine previously submitted 117 artists from Russia to the "black list" and forbid them to enter and perform on Ukraine’s territory.