The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has drafted a ruling to ban the entry into the country for Russian singer Yulia Samoylova, known for visiting occupied Crimea with concerts and chosen to represent Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv in May.
The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) will look into the issue of letting Russian singer Yulia Samoylova into Ukraine.
At the international Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Russia will be represented by Yulia Samoilova with the song titled Flame Is Burning. The singer is known to have given concerts in occupied Crimea.
Ukrainian authorities are not going to cancel the blacklist of Russian cultural figures for the period of the international Eurovision Song Contest in 2017.
Ukraine is struggling with organizational issues in connection with Eurovision-2017 song contest, which might cause deprivation of the right to host it in Kyiv.
The occupation authorities of Crimea recommend singer Jamala to change Ukrainian citizenship for Russian and return to her historical homeland.