Banned Russian singer to perform in Crimea as Eurovision starts

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Yulia Samoilova will give a concert in the annexed territory after Ukraine banned her from competing in the 2017 contest in Kiev

The Russian singer banned from this year’s Eurovision song contest is to give a concert in annexed Crimea on the same day the music tournament starts in Kiev. Ukrainian authorities banned Yulia Samoilova from entering the country because she had travelled to Crimea without receiving permission from the Ukrainian government.

Russia annexed Crimea in 2014, a move that has not been recognised internationally. Thousands of Russians travel to Crimea via Moscow each month, but to do so is a violation of Ukrainian law and carries a three-year ban.

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