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Ukraine bans Russian wheelchair-using Eurovision singer from finals

The Ukrainian Security Council has banned Russian singer Yulia Samoilova, set to represent Russia at the 2017 Eurovision song contest, from entering the country for three years.

The decision to bar the Russian singer, who has used a wheelchair since her childhood, from entering the Eurovision host country was announced on Wednesday by a Security Council spokeswoman.

The decision was based on the Russian citizen allegedly having previously “broken Ukrainian law,” Elena Gitlyanskaya wrote on Facebook.

 

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