First channel reported about the decision
Today it became known that the European broadcasting Union failed to resolve the issue with our contestant Yulia Samoilova. This was stated in a letter to the leadership of the First channel. The organizers continue to offer to speak to Yulia Samoilova remotely, what is the rules and the meaning of competition. Or replace the singer for another contestant.
In this situation, the First channel announced the refusal to broadcast this year's Eurovision song contest.
The question remains: will Russia punish the organizers for refusing to broadcast or still allow our country to participate in Eurovision next year?the Eurovision song contest, Julia Samoylova