Ukraine escalates tension with Russia – note to organisers: you do realise you spoil all the fan, right?


Ukraine escalates tension with Russia – note to organisers: you do realise you spoil all the fan, right?
  1. Ukraine escalates tension with Russia – note to organisers: you do realise you spoil all the fan, right?
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    INTERFAX.COM.UA REPORTS – Ukraine’s SBU Security Service has prepared a decision on the entry ban to Ukraine of Russian singer Yulia Samoilova, who earlier visited Russia-occupied Crimea and intends to participate in the Eurovision 2017 song contest that will be held in Kyiv in May. “The document on the entry ban has been prepared,” SBU head Vasyl Hrytsak told journalists in Kyiv on Monday. The story so far The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) will check the…
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INTERFAX.COM.UA REPORTS – Ukraine’s SBU Security Service has prepared a decision on the entry ban to Ukraine of Russian singer Yulia Samoilova, who earlier visited Russia-occupied Crimea and intends to participate in the Eurovision 2017 song contest that will be held in Kyiv in May. “The document on the entry ban has been prepared,” SBU head Vasyl Hrytsak told journalists in Kyiv on Monday.

The story so far

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) will check the reliability of information about possible visits of Russian singer Yulia Samoilova to Crimea, occupied by Russia, and will decide on her admission or non-admission to Ukraine after that. “The SBU will check and make a well-considered decision,” SBU’s spokesperson Olena Hytlianska said in her commentary to the Interfax-Ukraine agency on Monday. Later on her Facebook page, Hytlianska said that the position of SBU “will be based solely on the norms of Ukrainian legislation and the interests of national security.” She also promised that the results will be additionally announced. Russia will be represented by 27-year-old Yulia Samoilova at Eurovision-2017 in Kyiv, who has the first group of disability since childhood after an unsuccessful vaccination against poliomyelitis and she moves on a wheelchair. “On June 27, 2015, Samoilova performed in the occupied Kerch with Gazmanov and Lolita […] Actually, the SBU doesn’t allow such artists to perform in Ukraine,” the head of the Maidan of Foreign Affairs project Andriy Klymenko wrote on his Facebook page.

Russian reaction

Russian President press secretary is reported to have said that there are no reactions for the moves of the Ukrainian organisers and there are no plans to replace the Eurovision participant.

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    03.23 / 16:43 oikotimes.com
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    03.23 / 14:33 oikotimes.com
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  3. BREAKING NEWS | FIRST TIME EVER: RUSSIA ALOWED TO PERFORM VIA SATELLITE!

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    03.23 / 14:33 oikotimes.com
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  5. Russia not to air Eurovision 2017 if Yulia not allowed to perform

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    03.23 / 13:17 oikotimes.com
    RUSSIA – Russian television will not broadcast Eurovision Song Contest 2017. This is reported by Russian media. This decision was made by the leadership of the largest Russian media holdings as a response to a three-year entry ban on Russian singer Yulia Samoilova, which had been imposed yesterday by the Security Service of Ukraine. As reported, Security Service of Ukraine banned Russian citizen Yulia Samoilova from entering the territory of Ukraine for a period of three years due to…
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  8. Press-secretary of the Security Service of Ukraine Olena Hitlyanska: no investigation on Armenia

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    03.22 / 22:53 oikotimes.com
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  9. Eurovision: true victim of politics

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    03.22 / 22:44 oikotimes.com
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  10. Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin: “cynical & inhuman act”

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    03.22 / 21:16 oikotimes.com
    RUSSIA – The decision by the SBU, Ukraine’s intelligence agency, to ban Russia’s wheelchair-bound Eurovision contestant Yulia Samoilova from entering Ukraine is a cynical and inhuman act, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin told TASS. “This is yet another openly cynical and inhuman act by the authorities in Kiev,” he commented. Earlier on Wednesday spokeswoman for Kiev’s intelligence agency, Yelena Gitlyanskaya, said Yulia Samoilova would not be allowed to vis…
  11. Yulia Samoilova amused and optimistic on the latest developments

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    03.22 / 21:07 oikotimes.com
    RUSSIA – Russian singer Yulia Samoilova who was banned from the entry to Ukraine, does not loose hope to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest and believes that the situation may change. “It’s amusing to observe all this from the side, because I don’t really understand what kind of threat do they see in me, in such a small girl. But at large, I’m not upset. For some reason I think the situation will change”, Samoilova said commenting the issue for…
  12. Kirkorov urges Russia to withdraw for indefinite time

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    03.22 / 20:31 oikotimes.com
    PHILIP KIRKOROV STATEMENT – As an artist, as a producer, as a person that has supported and promoted Eurovision more than anyone else I am shocked with the decision of Ukraine’s security service. Eurovision Song Contest, started after the 2nd world war,as an international competition that would bring countries and their citizens together through music. The Russian national broadcaster, despite the fear of a provocation, took the decision to send Yulia Samoylova to perform for…