UKRAINE – The Minister of Culture of Ukraine, Oleksandr Tkachenko, expressed strong complaints about the rating of the Ukrainian committee at Eurovision 2022!
I would like to address our closest friends in Europe, the Poles and the Lithuanians, and express my personal opinion on the fact that they received 0 points from the Ukrainian committee. This fact in no way reflects our genuine attitude towards you, our closest friends in Europe. Yes, the British were nice and came out second. But 0 to the Poles and Lithuanians is a shame. The people of Ukraine gave you 12 points! The competition does not express politics, but kisses, common values, and understanding at every level and I hope this will last for many more years. My dear Poles and Lithuanians, we are eternally grateful to you, our victory is common both in Eurovision and against our enemy.
The Ukrainian committee, in both the A semifinal and the final, gave 0 points to the Lithuanian participation, while it also gave 0 points to the Polish participation in the final.
In contrast, in the first semifinal, the Ukrainian public gave 12 points to Monika Liu, while in the final it gave 12 points to Krystian Ochman and 10 points to Lithuania.