Eurovision 2017: Ukraine makes no concessions to Russian Eurovision participant

by Michalis Vranis 6,564 views

Right after the publication of EBU’s general director Ingrid Deltenre to Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman warning about the potential withdrawal of various countries after SBU’s decision to impose travel ban to the Russian representative, the answer came today from Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin.

Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs stated:

No concessions, formal or informal, are being discussed, we are talking about implementation of the law. If the law is violated, we cannot talk about any steps

The story unfolds

Last week, EBU’s general director Ingrid Deltenre sent a formal letter to Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, highlighting the potential withdrawal of several countries from this year’s competition as well as a Ukrainian ban from the the future Eurovision Song Contest. You can read the full letter below:

EBU it’s your move now

So after the third (as we counted) attempt to find a solution for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, where the EBU tries to protect their most valuable and expensive project and the Ukrainian side respects their local laws, brings us to the dead-end. How do you thing the story will continue?