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Kremlin: Eurovision organizers ‘failed to fulfill their own rules’

April 14, 13:36 UTC+3 BISHKEK

On March 22, Ukraine’s intelligence agency imposed a three-year entry ban on Russian contestant Yulia Samoilova over her performance in Crimea in 2015

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Preparations ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 at the International Exhibition Centre venue in Kiev, Ukraine

Preparations ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 at the International Exhibition Centre venue in Kiev, Ukraine

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BISHKEK, April 14. /TASS/. Russia regrets the inability of the Eurovision organizers to make the host country fulfill the song contest rules, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.

"We can only express regret that Eurovision organizers have failed to fulfill their own rules and to urge the country that had expressed its willingness to host this contest to observe the principles of the host country as outlined by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU)," Peskov said commenting on Ukraine’s entry ban of Russian contestant Yulia Samoilova.

On March 22, Ukraine’s intelligence agency, the SBU, imposed a three-year entry ban on Samoilova over her performance in Crimea in 2015

The European Broadcasting Union said that it was deeply disappointed by Kiev’s decision to ban the Russian contestant from entering Ukraine.

Russia’s leading broadcaster Channel One said on Thursday it does not see any possibility to replace Samoilova with some other singer and to broadcast the contest after the EBU’s failure to settle the issue with the Ukrainian authorities.

The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest semifinals will be held in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev on May 9 and 11 while the Grand Finale will take place on May 13.

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