As reported by Censor.NET citing Interfax-Ukraine, Deputy Prime Minister Viacheslav Kyrylenko said on air of Ukrainske Radio.
"Russia has now again spread fake news, and not through Russian but European media with doubtful reputation, stating that the so-called blacklist will allegedly be cancelled for the Eurovision and all these Russian pop singers will flood in to sing here and tell us that there is no Ukraine and Crimea is originally Russian. It's a complete lie," he said.
Kyrylenko explained that the only requirement for the removal of a cultural figure from the blacklist is his/her recognition of the territorial integrity of Ukraine and Russia's aggression.
Earlier, First Deputy Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine Emine Dzhaparova said the European Broadcasting Union did not ask Kyiv to allow Russian singers banned from Ukraine to enter the country for the period of Eurovision-2017.
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