May 17, 2022, 13:39

“Suspilne Will Do Everything Possible To Make Sure the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 Takes Place in Ukraine,” Mykola Chernotytskyi

This Friday, Suspilne, Ukraine’s Public Broadcasting Company, will start consultations with the European Broadcasting Union on organizing the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Ukraine.  Suspilne will do its best to make sure that the international song contest takes place in Ukraine. Mykola Chernotytskyi, Suspilne’s CEO, stated this during his briefing at Media Center Ukraine while receiving the contest organizer’s document pack brought from Turin by Oksana Skybinska, Head of Ukraine’s delegation to Eurovision 2022. 

“We are doing everything possible, and I hope the government will support us in organizing the Eurovision Song Contest here. I hope that the Eurovision Song Contest will take place in peaceful Ukraine. However, the safety factor is important. And the final decision will be made together with the European Broadcasting Union. Negotiations will be difficult, and I am already certain of that,” Mykola Chernotytskyi said.

He also reminded the listeners that Ukraine had to provide a financial guarantee of EUR 15 million while organizing the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv. It was needed to enable another country to organize the song contest in the case of an emergency.

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