Eurovision-2016 winner, Crimean Tatar singer Jamala urged Ukrainians not to allow any provocations from Russia to spoil the event in Kyiv, Censor.NET reports citing Reuters.
''It seems to me that we should expect more provocations (from Russia) because our victory hurt them a lot," she said.
"And I would like to ask everyone in Ukraine to be very cautious and not to be provoked. Because it seems to me that the closer we get to the contest, the more provocations there will be," she added.
Russia is boycotting this year's competition, after Ukraine barred Russia's entrant, Yulia Samoylova, because she had performed in Crimea without Ukraine's permission.
The semi-finals of Eurovision-2017 will be held in Kyiv on May 9 and 11 and final will take place on May 13.
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