: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Ukraine’s Jamala has won Eurovision 2016

Ukraine’s Jamala has won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, held in Stockholm, Sweden.

The country scored 534 points with its song 1944, about Stalin, Crimea and claims of ethnic cleansing.

Australia finished second with 511 points, while Russia – which was the favourite going into the competition – was third with 491 points.

Bulgaria and Sweden rounded out the top five.

Before the final, which was held in Stockholm on Saturday evening and seen by many as the most politicised edition of the competition to date, Jamala had said her victory would show that Europeans were “ready to hear about the pain of other people”.


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