Crimean singer Jamala, the winner of Eurovision Song Contest 2016, called on Ukrainian people to ensure that any Russian provocations would not spoil the event in Kyiv. Artist told this to Reuters agency.
"It seems to me that we should expect more provocations (from Russia) because our victory hurt them a lot. And I would like to ask everyone in Ukraine to be very cautious and not to be provoked. Because it seems to me that the closer we get to the contest, the more (provocations there will be)," singer noted, according to the publication.
Jamala is to perform at the final event on May 13 together with another artist Ruslana, who won Eurovision in 2004.
Eurovision event will be held in Kyiv at the International Exhibition Center. Semi-finals are scheduled for May 9 and 11, final will take place on May 13. Ukraine, the hosting country, will be represented by rock band O.Torvald, which is to perform 22nd, right at the final show bypassing the semi-final stage.