Russia will not even consider a proposal of Ukraine to replace the Russian participant of Eurovision-2017.
About this on his page in Facebook wrote Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Frants Klintsevich.
“The proposal of the Ukrainian authorities to send to the Eurovision song contest to another participant, or the participant will not even be considered. To accept him means to accept that Julia Samoylova, speaking in the Crimea, on the territory of Russia, has violated any Ukrainian laws. This is absurd, nonsense, complete nonsense. It is impossible in principle” – said in an emotional message.
Klintsevich believes that Russia pushed for a boycott of the song contest.