Poroshenko canceled a visit to the final of “Eurovision” because of the events in Avdiivka

Petro Poroshenko

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has cancelled a visit to the final of the contest “Eurovision-2017” held in International exhibition center in Kiev, due to the death of civilians in Avdiivka. The head of state wrote in his account in Facebook.

“We planned together with Marina (wife of Poroshenko — approx. “Of the tape.ru”) to attend the final of the competition and invited our warriors and people with disabilities to support Ukraine together. However, due to the shelling and death of civilians, I decided to cancel the stay at the “Eurovision” final”, — is spoken in the message on the website of the President of Ukraine.

On may 13 head of Donetsk military-civil administration (the representative of the Ukrainian authorities on the Kiev-controlled part of the region) Pavel Zhebrivsky on his page in Facebook reported that the shelling of the private sector of the city of Avdeevka (controlled by the Armed forces of Ukraine) killed four people. The incident zhebrivskyi accused the “Russian occupiers”.

Music contest “Eurovision” in 2017 was held in Kyiv. Singer Yulia Samoylova, declared from Russia, participation in the contest does not accept because of the ban on entry to Ukraine. She is charged with uncoordinated with the Ukrainian authorities a visit to the Crimea in 2015.

Crimea became part of Russia in March 2014 following a referendum. Kiev does not recognize the results of voting and considers the Peninsula occupied territory. In Moscow insist that the accession of the region conform to the norms of international law.