Security Service of Ukraine will verify information about Russian Eurovision candidate's visits to Crimea

The Ukrainian Security Service will check the authenticity of information regarding possible visits by the Russian singer Yulia Samoylova to the Russia-annexed Crimea. This was stated by Security Service spokesperson Olena Gitlyanska.

“In response to numerous requests in connection with Yulia Samoylova, I want to say that the Security Service will investigate the matter and make an informed decision with regard to her entering Ukrainian territory,” wrote Gitlyanska on her Facebook page.

She stressed that the position taken by the Security Service “will be based solely on the standards of Ukrainian law and the interests of national security.”

“The results will be announced later,” added Gitlyanska.

Yulia Samoylova won the place as Russia’s entry in Eurovision 2017. The young woman has Category 1 disability and has been in a wheelchair since childhood.

It was reported that Samoylova was possibly performing concerts in the annexed Crimea.

  Ukraine, Russia, Eurovision, Crimea