President: I am confident in de-occupation of Crimea – the country-criminal will be forced to return stolen
President Petro Poroshenko emphasizes that deportation of Crimean Tatars is a crime without a statute of limitations. Forcible eviction has become one of the most infamous and criminal special operations of the totalitarian communist regime of the Soviet Union, as stated by the President.
Reuters: Ukraine says detains prankster who mooned during Eurovision
Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said on Sunday Ukrainian police had detained a Ukrainian prankster for jumping onto the stage at the Eurovision Song Contest and dropping his trousers while singer Jamala was performing, according to Reuters.
President congratulated organizers and hosts of the Eurovision 2017: I am proud that we made this wonderful event. Nobody could stop us
President Petro Poroshenko met with organizers and hosts of the European music contest Eurovision 2017 and congratulated them on a successful completion of the contest.
Eurovision 2017: Another ten performers qualify for final show
Another ten of 18 Eurovision contestants made it to the final show of the 62nd European Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Cover version of Jamala’s '1944' by Eurovision 2009 winner
The Norwegian participant and the winner of Eurovision 2009 Alexander Rybak recorded his own cover version of 1944 by Jamala.
Eurovision organizers to consider sanctions against Ukraine over Russia entry in June
Eurovision Song Contest Executive Supervisor Jon Ola Sand has announced that the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) will decide whether sanctions against Ukraine over a Russian contestant should be introduced or not after the competition is over.
Russian singer not allowed for Eurovision 2017 performs in occupied Crimea
Russian singer Julia Samoylova appeared in the concert dedicated to the Victory Day as TASS reports.
Name of artist opening first semi-final of Eurovision became known
Ukrainian artist MONATIK will be opening first semi-final of Eurovision on May 9, song contest organizers inform.
President's address on the occasion of the official start of the Eurovision 2017
The Eurovision is the most famous song contest in the world. Each time millions of people from all over Europe, and recently from Australia as well, freeze in front of their TV screens rooting for their countries.
Eurovision 2017: Almost 4,000 police guard main venue during open rehearsals
Today, on May 8, Eurovision 2017 performers will have the open rehearsals at the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv – the main venue of the contest. Ukraine’s National Police sent almost 4,000 workers to the IEC to maintain public safety at the time.
Ukraine’s National Bank to release commemorative coin on Eurovision 2017
The National Bank of Ukraine will put a five-hryvnia coin in circulation, dedicated to the 62nd song contest Eurovision, which takes place in Ukraine, the press service of the NBU reported that.
Eurovision 2017 entertainment points start working in Kyiv
All the entertainment points prepared for the Eurovision 2017 in Kyiv are opened and now are working. Diana Popova, the Culture Department Director of Kyiv city hall, reported that on Thursday, May 4.
Kyiv fan zones ready to host Eurovision guests
On 30 April, four fan-zones were announced to open for the guests of Eurovision 2017 in Kyiv. “Kyiv 112.ua” editorial team had a stroll over the major locations to check their state of preparedness and advantages.
42 balloons to fly over Kyiv during Eurovision 2017
The International Balloon Festival called Montgolfieria: The Sky of Kyiv will be held in the capital of Ukraine, during the Eurovision-2017 song contest. This is reported by the organizers.
Eurovision 2017: Rapid response teams of National Guard maintain public order
Fighters of rapid response teams of Ukraine’s National Guard joined the police in Kyiv to maintain public order in the city during Eurovision 2017 in Ukraine. The National Guard’s press service reported that on May 2.
Eurovision2017 performers: OG3NE from the Netherlands
These are three sisters: Lisa (22) and twins Amy and Shelley (21). In 2014 they were the world's first ever group to win The Voice and their great breakthrough in the Netherlands followed in 2016. The very personal and harmonious Lights and Shadows is a musical tribute to their mother, written by their father Rick, to inspire those whose families are disrupted by illness. Their mother has been seriously ill for several years. The impact on their close, musical family is huge. They support each other and take care of each other, but still there is also a lot of grief.
New promo video of Ukraine at the door of Eurovision 2017
A promo video "Come to Ukraine to celebrate diversity is made public two weeks ahead of the Eurovision song contest that takes place in Kyiv this year, Ukraine сrisis mediacenter reports.
Fan zone layout for Eurovision on Khreshchatyk made public
Official Eurovision fan zone will remain on Khreshchatyk from May 4 to 14 in Kyiv. Eurovision Village layout was published on the website of UA:First national TV channel.
80 percent of Eurovision tickets sold, - Ukraine's State Public TV and Radio Company
Most of this year’s Eurovision tickets are already sold; as of April 4, almost 27,000 of them were sold, which makes 80 percent of the total amount of the tickets designed for sale. Pavlo Hrytsak, the deputy director of the State Public TV and Radio Company said this as quoted by the contest’s press service.
EBU does not exclude that Russia may be excluded from participation in Eurovision-2018
European Broadcasting Union (EBU) does not exclude considering the possibility of Russia’s disqualification from Eurovision in 2018. This was reported by EBU’s official representative David Goodman to TASS.
Russia’s Channel 1 to not broadcast Eurovision 2017 in Ukraine
Russia’s TV Channel 1 will not be broadcasting Eurovision 2017 song contest, slated in Ukraine in May. Such decision was made after the Russian side rejected the options offered by the European Broadcasting Union – those regarding this country’s representative at Eurovision Yulia Samoylova.
Photos from Eurovision 2017 main venue
Eurovision 2017’s main venue at the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv opened its doors to reporters. Press service of the National Public Television of Ukraine reported that on Tuesday.
Poroshenko: Russia seeks provocation not participation in Eurovision
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Russia did not want participation in the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, as it was seeking provocation by sending singer Yulia Samoilova, who has violated Ukraine's entry and exit requirements while visiting Russia-occupied Crimea.
Eurovision operator: Ukraine might be excluded in future if Russia doesn't participate
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), which operates the Eurovision Song Contest, says Ukraine's National Public Broadcasting Company (UAPBC) might be excluded from future events if a Russian contestant is not allowed to participate in this year's competition in Kyiv, according to a letter sent by EBU Director General Ingrid Deltenre to Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman on March 23.
Kremlin hopes Kyiv to backtrack decision on Russian Eurovision singer – media
The Kremlin is calling on Ukraine to review its entry ban on Russia's singer who planned to participate in this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Yulia Samoilova, according to Russian news agency TASS.
Security Service bans entry of Russia's contestant Samoylova to 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 prepares documents banning Russian Eurovision participant from entering Ukraine
Eurovision, the annual international pop song competition between member states of the European Broadcasting Union, will take place in Kyiv in May 2017. However, Russian participant Yulia Samoylova may not be allowed into Ukraine, because in 2015 the singer violated Ukrainian legislation: she performed in the annexed Crimea in violation of the procedure established by Ukraine.
Security Service of Ukraine will verify information about Russian Eurovision candidate's visits to Crimea
The Ukrainian Security Service will check the authenticity of information regarding possible visits by the Russian singer Yulia Samoylova to the Russia-annexed Crimea. This was stated by Security Service spokesperson Olena Gitlyanska.
Russia announces its candidate for Eurovision 2017 in Ukraine
Singer Yulia Samoylova will represent Russian in the singing contest Eurovision 2017, which will be held in the Ukrainian capital in May. This was reported on Sunday, March 12, on Channel One Russia. Samoylova will sing the song “Flame is Burning.” Because she is disabled, the singer is confined to a wheelchair.
Some Eurovision 2017 organizers left the project due to the appointment of new head of competition
A number of employees that were part of the organizing committee of Eurovision 2017 of the National Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine, responsible for the preparation and holding of the song contest in Kyiv said that they stopped their work on the project, Deutsche Welle reported.