Oleksandr Tkachenko, Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, Rejection of the European Broadcasting Union’s (UER) decision to exclude the country as a hosting venue Eurovision Song Contest 2023 Start conversations with the BBC because of the war situation and to celebrate it in the UK.
In a statement, the presiding government Volodymyr Zelensky He stated that he “did not agree with the nature of such a decision”. when “other options” are not discussed and asserted”continue negotiations and find a common solution that satisfies all parties”.
Kyiv assures that they have won the final edition of the festival with the Kalush Orchestra and that so far they have “fulfilled all the requirements for the approval process for their celebration in Ukraine”, “guarantee about the answers and safety standards” or evaluate possible venues to host the music competition .
“We believe we will deliver on all the commitments we have made.The government persisted in the statement requesting “additional negotiations” for the 2023 Eurovision celebrations in Ukraine.
European Broadcasting Union (EBU) – The winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 has denied that Ukraine will host the next European contest and has started talks with the British BBC. The UK is the country to host the contest in 2023, given its runner-up status.
After an objective analysis by the Reference Group, the Eurovision Executive Board concluded “with deep regret”: “required operational and safety guarantees”, given current conditions For a broadcaster to host, organize and produce the Eurovision Song Contest under the Contest Rules “UA:Cannot be fulfilled by PBC”Ukrainian public broadcaster UA:PBC hosted the contest in 2017 and 2005.
UER thanked UA:PBC for its “sincere cooperation and commitment to explore all scenarios” in the weeks following the Kalush Orchestra’s victory in Turin on 14 May and expressed its “sadness and disappointment” that next year’s competition could not be held in Ukraine. shared. .