Kalush hope Ukraine can host Eurovision in 2023 despite organisers’ decision Original Video m215723

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The Independent published this video item, entitled “Kalush hope Ukraine can host Eurovision in 2023 despite organisers’ decision Original Video m215723” – below is their description.

Eurovision Song Contest winners Kalush Orchestra hope Ukraine is able to host next year’s event despite organisers ruling it out.

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) on Thursday said the “severe” risk of air raids in Ukraine alongside the “high” risk of mass casualties contributed to the decision that the “necessary requirements for hosting” the competition were not met.

Folk-rap group Kalush, speaking from Glastonbury ahead of their first UK performance since winning Eurovision in Turin, thanked Boris Johnson for saying the event should take place in Kyiv.

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