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    Russia says it won't broadcast Eurovision Song Contest over singer's Ukraine ban

    "A statement from the EBU read:"Unfortunately this means Russia will no longer be able to take part in this year's competition.

    "We very much wanted all 43 countries to be able to participate and did all we could to achieve this."

    "Frank Dieter Freiling, chairman of the Eurovision Song Contest Reference Group, the event's steering committee, said:"We strongly condemn the Ukrainian authorities' decision to impose a travel ban on Julia Samoylova as we believe it thoroughly undermines the integrity and non-political nature of the Eurovision Song Contest and its mission to bring all nations together in friendly competition.

    Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/13/russia-says-wont-broadcast-eurovision-song-contest-singers-ukraine/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
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