Ukraine denied entry to Yulia Samoilova
Singer Yulia Samoilova was selected to participate in “Eurovision-2017” in Kiev from Russia, but Ukraine denied her entry for three years.
According to the Ukrainian authorities, Samoilova violated their law by visiting the Crimea — Russian territory in 2015. Ukraine disputed the status of the Crimea.
The speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko called the situation absurd around Samoilova. “Is difficult to see any logic in this. Reached already before that the singer, person with disabilities were a threat to national security of Ukraine”.