Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin regrets the inability of the organizers of the international music contest “Eurovision” to follow the rules that are spelled out in the documents of the European broadcasting Union. About it reports TASS.
“We can only Express regret that the organizers of “Eurovision” was unable to fulfill the terms of their rules and was unable to call a country that has expressed willingness to host this contest, follow the rules of the host country, which are set out in the relevant documents of the European broadcasting Union”, – said Peskov.
Today the European broadcasting Union (EBU) confirmed that Russia has officially refused to participate in the Eurovision song contest in 2017.
Thursday, April 13, First channel stated that refuses to broadcast the competition.
Earlier the security Service of Ukraine has banned the Russian participant of “Eurovision” Yulia Samoilova entry into the country for three years. The reason for this decision was her performances in the Crimea in 2015.
In EBU has expressed their regret at the decision and said he will try to resolve the incident with Kiev.
In March the General Director of EMI Ingrid Deltenre said that if Ukraine will not reverse its decision, it can apply sanctions.