Russian First Channel rejected the proposal of the European Broadcasting Union on the distant participation of Yulia Samoylova in the Eurovision-2017 contest in Kyiv. This is said in the statement of the First Channel, reports "Interfax-Russia".
The channel stated that the organizers should ensure the performance of the singer in accordance with the regulations.
"We consider the offer of distance participation odd and we refuse it, because it certainly contradicts the very meaning of the event, the strict rule of which is the live performance on the stage of Eurovision," the statement said.
It emphasizes that "the broadcasting country should provide all participants with the opportunity to obtain a visa for the entire period of the event," and "the ban of entrance to Yulia Samoylova violates the rules of the competition."
Earlier we reported that European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is considering the remote participation of the Russian singer Yulia Samoylova in the Eurovision-2017 international contest, so she did wouldn't have to cross the border of Ukraine.