Eurovision 2023 will not take place in Ukraine

The European Broadcasting Union decided that the Eurovision Song Contest in 2023 will not take place in Ukraine. The organizers appealed to the United Kingdom to discuss the possibility of holding a competition there, as the representative of this country took second place.

Source: The European Broadcasting Union 

“The EBU would like to thank UA for their wholehearted cooperation and commitment in exploring all scenarios in the weeks since Kalush Orchestra’s win on 14 May in Turin and share their sadness and disappointment that next year’s Contest cannot be held in Ukraine. The EBU has been supporting UA across a whole range of areas since the invasion. We will ensure that this support continues so UA can maintain the indispensable service they provide to Ukrainians.

As a result of this decision, in accordance with the rules and to ensure the continuity of the event, the EBU will now begin discussions with the BBC, as this year’s runner-up, to potentially host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest in the United Kingdom.”

At the same time, the EBU noted that they would like Ukraine’s victory to affect next year’s competition: “This will be a priority for us in our discussions with the eventual hosts.”

See also: Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra has won Eurovision Song Contest 2022 – video

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