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Ukraine and Russia face sanctions for Eurovision

Украине и РФ грозят санкции за ЕвровидениеCountries can be fined or even deprived of participation in the competition for three years, said Frailing.

The European broadcasting Union (EBU) claim that Ukraine and Russia violated the Charter of the Eurovision song contest and can now be subjected to sanctions. This was stated by the head of the organizing Committee of the Eurovision song contest the Frank-Dieter Freiling, writes Heute.

He noted that Ukraine, as the organizer of the competition, was to ensure the participation of all participants. He understands the position of the Ukrainian side in respect of the Russian singer Yulia Samoilova, however, the formal rules of competition are violated, and now Kiev has to suffer punishment for it.

“From the Ukrainian point of view, the legal situation is clear, but from the perspective of the EBU that is still a violation of the statutes. For violation of the ordinances based on sanctions,” – said Frayling.

In turn, Russia is offended by the fact that its representatives were not present at mandatory meetings at the beginning of the year, and this is another violation of the Charter.

According to him, the decision on possible sanctions against Moscow and Kiev will be taken next week, and will officially announce on June 12.

He listed the possible penalties for violation of the Charter: “Our statutes contain many types of sanctions: from fines to revocation of sponsorship funding, to exclusion from participation in the contest for up to three years.”

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