The first channel refused to show “Eurovision”
Moscow. April 13. INTERFAX.RU Broadcast canceled due to the failure of the Ukrainian authorities to admit into the country the participant is from Russia.
Moscow. April 13. INTERFAX.RU — the Russian First channel said that it will not broadcast this year’s Eurovision song contest due to the failure of the Ukrainian authorities to allow the country to participate in this singer Yulia Samoylova. This was announced in the evening news of the First channel.
The first channel today received a letter from the European broadcasting Union, stating that the EMU failed to resolve the question of the participation of Yulia Samoilova in the contest in Kiev, reported by the EMU, citing the decision of the security services of Ukraine.The First channel
On the First channel stated that “I consider the refusal of the Ukrainian side is absolutely unreasonable, cause it is Ukraine’s attempt to politicize the contest, whose goal over the 62 years of its history was the unification of the people.”
“The European broadcasting Union continues to offer us the option of remote participation of Yulia Samoilova or its replacement by another party, but “the First channel” and he said he and the other option: remote intervention discriminare Russian participant and is contrary to the rules and principles of competition, the option of replacing Yulia Samoilova with another artist, in our opinion, can not even be considered,” the stress on the First channel.
Informed about the refusal to broadcast the competition was announced by RTR. In the plot shown on “Russia 24”, correspondent claimed that this year to broadcast “Eurovision” there will be no one from Russia, the contest no go. However, if the First channel has not confirmed the statement of the correspondent of VGTRK.
Earlier the security Service of Ukraine has banned Samoilova entry to Ukraine for three years, as it is, in the opinion of Kiev, illegally visited the Crimea. The European broadcasting Union (EBU) noted that deeply disappointed by this decision. The Russian foreign Ministry called the decision of Kiev’s political and noted that it does not take into account the interests of ordinary viewers.
Julia Samoylova is a Russian singer selected to represent Russia at “Eurovision-2017” in Kiev with the song Flame Is Burning. She was born 7 April 1989 in the city of Ukhta. In 13 years became the invalid of the first group with the diagnosis of spinal amyotrophy of werdnig-Hoffmann. Wheelchair.