Eurovision-2017: the representative of Armenia denied entry to Ukraine

Artsvik Harutyunyan


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The singer decided to check out on the subject of touring in the Crimea.

To refuse entry into the territory of Ukraine are not only the participant of Eurovision from 2017 Russia Yulia Samoilova, but the singer from Armenia.

The security service of Ukraine checks crossed whether a singer from Armenia Artsvik Harutyunyan illegally the territory of our country and made the artist a concert in the occupied Crimea. Earlier the adviser to the interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko suggested to check all the participants of the musical contest on the subject of visits to the Crimea.

However, according to the Agency “Novosti-Armenia”, Public television of Armenia (PTA) has not received any official request from the Ukrainian side about touring on the Peninsula. “Armenia more than 10 years participated in the Eurovision song contest. Now preparations for the competition this year . With regard to this issue, OTA has not received any official request on this issue”, – stated in the message.

A number of Armenian media reports that Artsvik Harutyunyan went to concerts in the Crimea. “Actually, the Deputy was not in the Crimea, but did not consider it necessary to justify in this artificially created provocations”, – reported the Armenian journalists.

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