EBU warns Ukrainian PM: several countries ready to withdraw!

SWITZERLAND – In a furious letter to the Ukrainian Prime Minister Director General of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) Ingrid Deltenre notifies him that several countries are considering to withdraw from the Kyiv event if Yulia Samoylova will not be allowed to participate.

The Prime Minister and his government officials are going to answer to the EBU today.

Ingrid Deltenre states in the letter that: “Should this ban be confirmed by your office, it would certainly have a very big negative impact on Ukraine’s international reputation as a modern, democratic European nation. Needless to say that we are also very concerned for the damage this will inflict on the Eurovision Song Contest and the European Broadcasting Union. The current situation is causing anger amongst our Members – European Broadcasters across Europe – and we have received communication from a number of them criticizing the decision and considering to withdraw from the event”


23 Comments on EBU warns Ukrainian PM: several countries ready to withdraw!

  1. Bullshit. No one may push a country to break its law, even EBU

  2. If Yulia Samoilova arrives then she is shot near the hotel so let her stay at home if life is expensive ….. Vassals of Russia is Greece Cyprus Belarus Hungary Bulgaria Bulgaria Italy Netherlands

  3. Sharij exposed hypocrasy of such ‘Ukrainian law’ allowing Comedy woman to do concert in Kiev, after they did it in Crimea. So who is doing this so called provocation? Ukraine is not lawful country and should not have won with political song 1944 in any case.

  4. It looks like EBU is paid by Russia.

  5. as if we lived well, had it not been for Russia, but then all sins would have been to blame Ukraine

  6. How much money Putin paid to leaders EBU?

  7. EBU rules can not be higher than the laws of Ukraine. Samoylova is a criminal.

  8. The Comedy Woman group had a concert last night in Ukraine’s top avenue in Kiev. They had a concert in Crimea not long ago and they even sang a song about Putin. So much for Ukrainian law.

  9. Samoylova not only violated Ukrainian law by illegally visiting occupied Crimea, she also openly and clearly expresses her anti-Ukrainian beleifes in media and social networks.
    EBU would behave wisely to ban Samoylova as EBU banned Georgians from Moscow in 2009 as a person clearly hostile to the receiving country.

  10. in legs terms : no Russia didn’t, EBU did

  11. No one deserves to withdraw. Furthermore, the Ukrainian government’s behavior is even worse than I expect. I never expected such inappropriate behavior like this. Man, I hope the Ukrainian authorities apologize! 🙁

  12. Russia banned Georgia singer several years ago because of politics. Why it wasn’t the issue then?

  13. jeffthelawer // March 31, 2017 3:51 pm at 15:51 //

    “If Ukrainians wanted to implement the law they should deny hosting the event” – that’s what the whole story is about, Russians sent the artist to put Ukraine into an awkward situation, it looks pretty clear. As to the “danger” of visiting Kyiv to anyone – that is not true. Many people in Kyiv speak Russian in everyday life, and many Russians go to Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities. The only requirement would be to behave like a civilized person and not to insult Ukrainians verbally or in any other way. You can speak Russian or whatever, it does not matter.

  14. WTF???According to the Ukrainian law she is a criminal!!!Why should it be allowed into our country???We already have enough Russian military in the east of the country!!!!!

  15. One thing is for sure It’s rather dangerous for Julia to go in Kyiv. Better skip the contest this year

  16. Ukraine accepted last May to host an international event affirming its respect to EBU rules that anyone wishing to participate is accepted by default
    If Ukrainians wanted to implement the law they should deny hosting the event

  17. So take yourself or give the Muscovites their Eurovision was postponed by Kremlin!

  18. jeffthelawer // March 31, 2017 2:30 pm at 14:30 //

    But what about the UKRAINIAN LAW, why not send anyone who did not break it. The Russian artist visited the Crimea after it had been unlawfully annexed by Russia in 2014, and she cannot enter Ukraine as per their national law. It definitely looks like a provocation on the part of Moscow.


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