“Russia needed a provocation.” Poroshenko commented on the scandal around Samoilova

President Petro Poroshenko believes it is a fair ban on the entry of the Russian participant of “Eurovision” Yulia Samoilova, because she violated the rules of entry to the occupied Crimea.

He said this at a press conference in Riga, Interfax reported.

“The visit to Crimea Ukraine allows only across the administrative border of the Kherson region, the other method is a violation of the legislation of Ukraine, which entails sanctions. It is absolutely clear to the Russian side and the requirements are the same for all”, – said Poroshenko.

He added that Russia knows about these rules and made a conscious decision, relying on provocation.

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“The Ukrainian government did not go to the provocation: it is consistent against all who violate Ukrainian legislation. And so the relevant authorities have not given permission to cross the Ukrainian border”, – said the Ukrainian President.

According to him, Russia has proposed a few solutions to this issue, the organization broadcast and participation in video broadcasts, ending with the replacement of participants.

“As you know, Russia did not need participation in Eurovision, she needed a provocation. I am glad that thanks to the effective actions of the Ukrainian authorities that provocation was avoided”, – he stressed.

Russie not potrebna the fate of Prabachan – m need wastewate provocation pic.twitter.com/tyUP5kZKCW

— Petro Poroshenko (@Poroshenko) 4 Quine 2017 R.

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We will remind, at the last moment in the Russian Federation decided that the competition will go to the girl with the disability Yulia Samoilova. However, there is one caveat – a few years ago Samoilov went on tour in the annexed Crimea, and it means illegally crossed the border of our country. Now, the SBU had to decide to let Samoylova Ukraine.

March 17, in the SBU said the choice of artist was the Russian side planned deliberatelyto “make the drive and see our reaction”. While the security Service is not ready to talk about the visit Samoilova.

Earlier Samoilov, who performed in the occupied Crimea told about this trip. According to Samoilova, she was performing in Kerch. For her this was a typical trip. The singer wonder why this is even someone hurt.

March 22, SBU forbade entry into Ukraine for Russian participants of “Eurovision” Yulia Samoilova for 3 years. This decision was made on the basis of the data on violation of the legislation of Ukraine.