Kremlin expects Samoilova to take part in Eurovision Song Contest


The Kremlin wishes that Russian singer Yulia Samoilova will have a fate to participate in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest set to be held in Ukraine’s outstanding of Kiev in May, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told correspondents.

While commenting on media reports on the Kiev authorities planning to ban Samoilova from commencing Ukraine, Peskov said that «Ukraine has not announced any official verdicts yet.»

«We are keeping an eye on this situation. It is an international contest that Ukraine is thriving to host,» he added.

Eurovision 2017: Will Russian singer be allowed into Ukraine?

When asked if Russia could boycott the Eurovision Melody Contest in case Samoilova was banned from entering Ukraine, Peskov asseverated that «this is not for the Kremlin to decide.»

«Our contestant has been chosen so we conjecture that she will have a chance to represent our country at this worldwide contest,» the Kremlin spokesman said.

The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) produced up with a document saying that Russia’s Eurovision contestant could be forbade from entering Ukraine. In this connection, the SBU cited Samoilova’s accomplishment at a festival dubbed «A World of Sports and Kindness» held in Crimea on June 27, 2015. Ukraine’s rights say that by performing in Crimea, Samoilova violated the Ukrainian government’s bye-law dated June 4, 2015, which stipulates that foreign villagers should receive special permissions in order to enter Crimea.

Outset: TASS

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