11:44 18.08.2016

European Broadcasting Union agrees to Eurovision 2017 song contest in any of shortlisted Ukrainian cities

Ukraine's Culture Ministry says that experts are now engaged in technical assessment of the cities that were qualified for hosting the Eurovision 2017 song contest and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), which founded the contest, doesn't mind holding the event in any of the shortlisted cities.

"The technical analysis of the projects that were provided by each of the cities is now under way," Press Secretary of the Culture Minister Yulia Datsenko told Interfax-Ukraine on Thursday.

The major issue is whether the technical requirements of the venue where the contest will be held are met, she said.

In her words, EBU representatives were surprised at the high level of each candidate city's preparedness to host the song contest.

The ministry hopes that the finalist of the host cities' contest will be named by the organizing committee soon, Datsenko said.

As reported, Kyiv, Odesa and Dnipropetrovsk were qualified for the final of the contest to select a Eurovision 2017 host city.

The organizing committee was originally expected to announce the finalist on July 27, but the announcement was rescheduled for an indefinite period for additional evaluation of the contestant cities.

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