Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Vyacheslav Kirilenko for the third time commented on the selection for Eurovision-2019 from Ukraine. He noted that the winner of the national contest, that is, the singer MARUV, can not represent the country, and plays as the country-aggressor.
Earlier Vyacheslav Kirilenko has declared on his Twitter page that the winner of the Eurovision song contest from Ukraine may not represent the country and at the same time ostentatiously to give concerts in Russia. In this case, “it is better not to go to anyone and not have to spend time explaining what is actually between Ukraine and Russia friendship tour, and aggression, annexation and occupation”.
Immediately after the finals of the National selection for the Eurovision song contest in 2019 and winning artist MARUV that continues to tour in Russia, Kirilenko once again reiterated his position on Twitter.
About the national selection for the Eurovision song contest. Unable to repeat the idea so many: the representative of Ukraine can not be an artist who is touring in the state aggressor, plans to do so in the future and do not see anything unacceptable. So the story of the participant from the Ukraine is far from complete,
the message reads Deputy Prime Minister.
Screenshot from the page of Vyacheslav Kirilenko
Add that to the STB TV channel that broadcast all live shows of the National selection in February, has a right only to select participants and to count the votes of the judges and the audience. The final word belongs to NSTA National public broadcasting company of Ukraine, which after the announcement of the successful bidder signs the contract with the contractor. However, the decision to NSTU. This was announced on his Facebook page a member of the Board in Public broadcasting Alexander Koltsov.