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Ukraine Will Boycott Eurovision 2017 If Russia Wins

If a Russian member wins a 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, Ukraine will protest a foe subsequent year, a Interfax news group reported Friday, citing ubiquitous executive of a National Television Company of Ukraine Zurab Alasania.

“If a male named Lazarev [the Russian member Sergei Lararev] wins, we consider that subsequent year UA:Pershy [Ukraine’s inhabitant radio channel] will again exclude to attend in a contest,” Alasania wrote on his Facebook page.

Ukraine, that done a initial Eurovision coming in 2003, missed a strain competition final year due to financial problems and domestic misunderstanding caused by a dispute in eastern Ukraine.

Alasania also announced that a Ukrainian competitor Jamala had done it to a final of a contest. Her strain about a deportation of Crimean Tatars by Soviet personality Josef Stalin in 1944, caused debate in Russia.

The strain comes amid critical tensions between Kiev and Moscow that occurred in 2014 over Russia’s cast of a Crimean Peninsula and impasse in a quarrel in Ukraine’s Donbass region.

Symbolically, a categorical quarrel for feat will reveal this year between Jamala and a Russian competitor Sergei Lazarev, representing Russia with a strain “You Are The Only One.”

The bookmakers foresee that Lazarev will get a tip spot, with Jamala as a runner-up.

Article source: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/569380.html