Wednesday, March 22 2017 20:02 EET
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Security Service bans entry of Russia's contestant Samoylova to Eurovision
Security, Service, Bans, Entry, Russia's, Contestant, Samoylova, Eurovision

Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) prohibits entry of Russian artist Yuliya Samoylova, chosen for Eurovision song contest this year, for three years. This was reported by SBU speaker on Facebook.

"Security Service of Ukraine bans Russian citizen Yuliya Samoylova from entering Ukrainian territory for three years. The decision was taken based on received data regarding her violations of Ukrainian law," SBU speaker noted.

As it was reported earlier, Russia chose 27-year-old singer Yuliya Samoylova to represent the country at Eurovision 2017 in Ukraine. The artist has group 1 disability since childhood and is wheelchair-bound.

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