Russia kicked out of 2022 Eurovision Song Contest
In the latest series of events following the escalating situation between Ukraine and Russia, the EBU have stated that Russia will not be allowed to take part in this years Eurovision Song Contest.
Sharing their statement to Twitter they said: “The European Broadcating Union has announced that no Russian act will take part in this years Eurovision Song Contest.
“We remain dedicated to protecting the values of the cultural competition which promotes international exchange and understanding, brings audiences together, celebrates diversity through music and unites Europe on one stage.”
— Eurovision Song Contest (@Eurovision) February 25, 2022
Ealier today UK airlines were banned from entering Russia after the country launched a ‘full scale attack’ against Ukraine.
Latest reports suggest that Russian troops are roughly 50 km from Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital and remaining civilians are now arming themselves in preperation for the attack.
Overnight more reports or air raid sirens came out of the capital as Kyiv has been hit by blasts, and at least one block of flats was damaged.
The UN human rights office says it has reports there have been at least 127 civilian casualties in Ukraine, with 25 people killed and 102 injured, due to “shelling and airstrikes”.
The UEFA Executive Committee also decided earlier today to relocate the final of the UEFA Men’s Champions League from Saint Petersburg to Stade de France in Saint-Denis.
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