As reported by Censor.NET citing TSN, this was announced by acting director general of the National TV Company of Ukraine Oleksandr Kharebin.
"In early October, the European Broadcasting Union, the owner of the Eurovision brand, showed a red card to the National TV Company of Ukraine in terms of deadlines and actual failure to prepare to the Eurovision," Kharebin said.
He named bureaucracy, imperfect legislation of the country, and negligence of some officials towards the contest among the reasons for this.
Kharebin also assured that the company is currently lagging by one month instead of three in its preparation schedule.
The final decision on the Eurovision-2017 host will be made by the European Broadcasting Union on its general assembly on Dec. 8.
Ukraine gained the right to host the next Eurovision song competition after its singer Jamala won the contest in May 2016. Kyiv, Ukraine's capital, was named the host city for the upcoming competition.
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