Putin after the “Eurovision”, said that the Ukrainian authorities are not able to carry out “such events”
Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved Russia’s refusal from participation in the international song contest “Eurovision-2017″, which ended yesterday in Kiev. Despite the fact that the finals has already taken place, after the fact, the Russian leader noted that Ukraine is unable to carry out activities “of this kind”.
“The fact that our structures are involved in this process, refused to participate, and I think I did the right thing. Because, in my opinion, the Kiev authorities are not able to conduct such events”, – Putin said (quoted by RIA “Novosti”).
Note that in Russia the finals was not aired as the First channel refused to show “Eurovision” after the decision of Kiev on Samoilova. The proposals of the European broadcasting Union to organize a videoconference for Samoylov from Moscow or to replace competitor Russia refused.
Victory at the international song contest won by Portugal Salvador Sobral. According to the results of voting of jury and spectators, it is with the song Amar pelos dois (“Love for two”) has received 758 votes. Trophy competition Soberly gave last year’s winner of “Eurovision” Ukrainian singer Jamala. After that, the Portuguese once again took the stage and performed his own composition for an encore.
Second place went to the representative of Bulgaria Russian origin Christian Kostov with the song Beautiful Mess, he got 615 votes. In third place is the group from Moldova Sunstroke Project with the song Hey Mamma, gaining 374 votes.
The final of the competition was marred by the outburst of the Ukrainian prankster Vitaly Seduce, which under the guise of a fan from Australia with the flag of this country came on stage and took off his pants during a speech Jamala. The detainee shortly after his antics bully faces a fine or imprisonment up to five years.
“There will always be someone who will pop up and will show, believing that this is freedom. I think it’s very bad when people in this way find the opportunity to Express themselves, 200 million people are watching the Ukraine, tens of thousands of people, including volunteers, made super not just make this holiday, and to show Ukraine to the world. And then fit one, sorry for the word, “ass”, which thinks this is what the world needs to see from Ukraine”, – commented the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.