A final decision has been made on the transfer of Eurovision from Ukraine

June 24, 2022 by No Comments

A final decision has been made to postpone the Eurovision 2023 music contest from Ukraine. This was confirmed by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) on its website.

“The EBU fully understands the disappointment caused by the announcement that the Eurovision Song Contest cannot be held in Ukraine, this year’s winning country. The decision was dictated by the EBU’s duty to ensure the safety of all who work and participate in the event. Usually, at least 10 thousand people are accredited to work at the Eurovision Song Contest, including a film crew, employees and journalists. Another 30,000 fans from all over the world are expected to attend the event. Their well-being is our primary concern,” the post reads.

It is noted that the rules of the competition provide for its transfer to another country in case of force majeure situations. The EBU also points out that due to the military special operation, delegations and participants are afraid to go to Ukraine. At the same time, the union did not explain where the festival would be moved, although it was previously stated that the UK could become the venue.

The last Eurovision was won by representatives of Ukraine Kalush Orchestra. In the final of the competition, which was held in Turin, Ukrainian musicians scored 631 points.

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