SWITZERLAND – In a furious letter to the Ukrainian Prime Minister Director General of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) Ingrid Deltenre notifies him that several countries are considering to withdraw from the Kyiv event if Yulia Samoylova will not be allowed to participate.
The Prime Minister and his government officials are going to answer to the EBU today.
Ingrid Deltenre states in the letter that: “Should this ban be confirmed by your office, it would certainly have a very big negative impact on Ukraine’s international reputation as a modern, democratic European nation. Needless to say that we are also very concerned for the damage this will inflict on the Eurovision Song Contest and the European Broadcasting Union. The current situation is causing anger amongst our Members – European Broadcasters across Europe – and we have received communication from a number of them criticizing the decision and considering to withdraw from the event”