Banned Russian singer Samoylova will visit the Crimea again

Russian singer Yuliya Samoylova, who is banned from entering Ukraine is scheduled to perform in the Crimea again. This information was confirmed by the singer’s press service in comments to Radio Liberty Project "Krym.Realiyi.”

"Yes, she will perform in Sevastopol. At least, as of today it is confirmed. It is expected that Yuliya will sing two to three songs there," said the press service. Crimean media had earlier reported the probability of Samoylova performing in Sevastopol on May 9.

On June 27, 2015 Yuliya Samoylova entered the Crimea from the Russian border through illegal checkpoints, thus violating Ukrainian legislation.

Samoylova was supposed to represent Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held in Kyiv this year. On March 22, the Security Service of Ukraine banned Samoylova from entering Ukraine for three years.

On May 9 and 11, the semi-finals of Eurovision-2017 will take place in Kyiv. The competition will wrap up on May 13. This year, Ukraine will be represented by O. Torvald performing the song “Time.”

  Ukraine, Russia, Crimea, Yulia Samoylova, Eurovision