SBU bans Russian Eurovision participant Samoilova from entering Ukraine

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has decided to impose a three-year entry ban on Russian singer Yulia Samoilova, who has been selected to participate in the 2017 Eurovision Song. 

This was reported by SBU spokesperson Olena Hitlianska.

"The Security Service of Ukraine has banned Russian citizen Yulia Samoilova from entering the territory of Ukraine for a period of three years. The decision was taken on the basis of the received data on the violation of the Ukrainian legislation," she noted.

Samoilova visited the annexed Crimea, therefore, according to the Ukrainian legislation, she should be banned from entering Ukraine.


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