Ukraine pulls out of Eurovision due to row related to country’s tensions with Russia

Ukraine has announced that it will not be participating in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest being hosted in Tel Aviv.

The state broadcaster announced that the country’s representative Maruv would not participate due to disagreements over a planned tour in Russia.

The second and third place finishers in the country’s show to pick Ukraine’s representative declined to take Maruv’s spot leading Kiev to pull out entirely.

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