(ANSA) – ROME, JUN 18 – Ukraine should have the opportunity to host the Eurovision Song Contest in 2023. This was stated by the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, reports the BBC online.
As the winner with the rap-folk band Kalush Orchestra, Ukraine is expected to host the show, but yesterday the European Broadcasting Union (Ebu) announced that the festival will not take place in the country for security and organizational reasons, while it is underway. debating whether to keep it in the UK, finishing second.
“The Ukrainians have won fairly and should have a chance to host him,” Johnson said in talks with reporters this morning after returning from his trip to Kiev.
“There is a year to go. Everything will be fine when the Eurovision Song Contest arrives and I hope they understand that,” he added. Johnson then spoke of the surprise visit to Kiev where he met the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky. “The city seemed a lot livelier and the people a lot more upbeat than I last visited just a couple of weeks ago,” Johnson added. (HANDLE).