Organizers of the main European song contest Eurovision 2016 pleased Ukrainians by returning them their lost Kuban that now is a part of the Russian Federation, 112 Ukraine channel reports.
During Ukrainian singer Jamala’s performance, Ukrainian map looked much more impressive as it contained Kuban. Of course Crimea was present on the map as an integral part of Ukrainian territory.
'The videos of the performances contained maps of participating countries in their national colors. The territory of our country looked larger during Jamala’s performance because it contained Kuban. This happened because of a banal error, because Kuban also was depicted on the map of Russia during Russian singer’s performance. The video presented the Russia-annexed Crimea as the territory of Ukraine,' the statement reads.
Furthermore, the organizers banned using of certain flags during the musical contest, including the flags of the Crimean Tatars, the DPR and the LPR and Crimean flag.
Jamala is to represent Ukraine at the prestigious musical contest. Her song '1944' is aimed to draw attention to the difficult fate of the Crimean Tatars, who were subject to repression of the USSR and now has come under the pressure of the Russian Federation after its annexation and occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.