The organizers of “Eurovision” disappointed by the situation Samoilova
MOSCOW, GENEVA, 22 March. /Offset. TASS Konstantin Gain/. The European broadcasting Union (EBU), expressed disappointment with the decision of Ukrainian authorities to ban entry into the country of Yulia Samoilova. The EVS was published on the competition website.
“We must respect the laws of the host country of the competition, but we are deeply disappointed by this decision because we believe that it is contrary to the spirit of the competition and with the principle of inclusion, which lies at the core of his values,” the statement said.
As previously stated by TASS, the official representative of the EBU Dave Goodman, the Union is monitoring the situation Samoilova and expressed the hope that a solution is found that will allow all delegations to participate in the contest.
“We are monitoring the situation and expect to hear from the authorities their final decision,” he said, commenting at the request of the correspondent of TASS, the prohibition of the SBU Yulia Samoilova to visit Ukraine, which makes it impossible for her participation in the Eurovision song contest in Kiev in may. “We fully expect that may be the solution to all delegations to come to Ukraine to participate”, — he stressed.
Goodman noted that EMU “understands and respects the laws of Ukraine, and this is a matter for the authorities, with whom we had a good dialogue with June.” “Previously, we received assurances from Ukrainian authorities that, in the spirit of the forthcoming event, all those who wish to attend the song contest “Eurovision” and who is not a threat, will be free to do so, and their safety will be guaranteed,” concluded the official representative.
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