Ukraine ‘adopts’ Crimea in Eurovision promo video

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April 28th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –
– by Ekaterina Chekushkina & Inessa Sinchougova

The official promo video for the Eurovision song contest has been published, captioned “Come to Ukraine and celebrate diversity.”

The video lasts 30 seconds, and as the description states, features “the most picturesque corners” of the country. It includes the famous “Swallow’s Nest” castle on the Aurora cliff in Crimea.

The song of the production is a Shakira composition, which was performed by the finalist of the Ukrainian version of the show “Golos – Deti”, Anastasia Baginskaya. The lyrics of the compostion say that Ukraine “will never back down.”

Russian television has refused to broadcast the contest this year due to the fact that the representative of the Russian Federation, Yulia Samoylova, has been denied entry to the territory of Ukraine.

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