A special press conference is scheduled to be held tomorrow Thursday 13 April , at the Ukraine Crisis Media Center in Kyiv, in order to brief the the assembled press and media regarding the security preparations and measures for the upcoming 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.
Mr.Bohdan Lyzohub, (Chief of Staff for Security Coordination during the preparation for and holding of Eurovision-2017 in Ukraine) and Mr. Yurii Nazarov (Director of the Information and Communication Technologies Department of Kyiv City State Administration) the will be attending conference and will brief the assembled media about security in Kyiv during Eurovision.
The press conference is scheduled to kick off at 10:00 CET and will be streamed live on Youtube. You can follow the press conference here in English.
If you have any questions regarding security in Kyiv during Eurovision you can participate in the conference and drop in your queries.
The Security Department of ESC-2017 designed a balanced strategy to ensure safety for all participants and guests of the contest. All safety measures meet international standards.
The Security Strategy of ESC -2017 was developed by leading Ukrainian experts with the support of European counterparts. The team has taken into account all recommendations of the EBU, experience of past competitions, as well as existing risks.
The team of Security Department of ESC-2017 includes leading Ukrainian experts who are regularly consulted by their European counterparts. The Security Strategy of ESC-2017 is based on innovative technologies, aimed at prevention and elimination of multiple risks.
Security measures proposed by Ukrainian experts were highly rated by the EBU. The Security Strategy of ESC-2017 meets all international requirements and standards. This year, the Security Department of the contest encouraged the use of innovative technologies, which will significantly reduce the risks. The Security Strategy of ESC-2017 is fully balanced. Security Department representatives will gladly share their experience with foreign colleagues after the event.