Ukraine facing fine over its decision to ban Russia’n act to Eurovision final

Eurovision Song Contest bosses are fining Ukraine over its organisation of this year’s competition in Kiev. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) said Ukraine’s state broadcaster UA:PBC should pay a “substantial” fine because of “severe delays which created unnecessary difficulties” and country’s decision to ban Russia’s entrant, as reported by BBC.

Ukraine decided to ban Russia’s act, Julia Samoylova, from attending the finals, citing the fact that she had previously visited the disputed territory of Crimea.