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 Russia's Eurovision entry allowed to take part in contest

Yulia Samoylova will be able to to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

Censor.NET reports quoting the European Brodcasting Union (EBU).

It suggests broadcasting Samoylova's song in the semifinal of the contest via satellite. If she makes it to the Grand Final, the same solution would apply.

This is something that has never been done before in the contest's 60 year history, the EBU notes.

"Taking into consideration that this ban might be upheld by the Ukrainian authorities, and in order to maintain the non-political nature of the Eurovision Song Contest, the EBU has been working hard to find a solution to this situation and has taken the unprecedented move to offer Channel One Russia the opportunity for Julia to still participate in this year's Contest by performing live in the 2nd Semi Final via satellite," the statement says.

Read more: SBU bans Russia's Eurovision pick Samoylova from visiting Ukraine for three years

The Security Service of Ukraine has banned Yulia Samoylova from entering Ukraine for a period of three years. The European Broadcasting Union said it will continue the dialogue with the Ukrainian authorities to ensure the participation of all artists in the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv in May.
 
 
 
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