Song contest: Ukrainian government cuts costs for Eurovision 2017

10:09 May. 15, 2016

Ukrainian government cuts costs for Eurovision 2017

Ukraine's Jamala celebrates with the trophy after winning the Eurovision Song Contest final with the song '1944' in Stockholm, Sweden, Sunday, May 15, 2016. (AP Photo)

UAH 19,38 million less will be spent by the Ukrainian government for preparation and organization of the song contest Eurovision 2017

The government has reduced the assets to fund the contest from UAH 450 million to 430, 62 million. The saved money will be returned to the reserve fund of the state budget.

Ukraine won the right to host Eurovision thanks to the performance of Ukrainian singer Jamala in Stockholm. In her victorious song "1944" the singer raised the issue of Crimean Tatar deportation during oppressive Stalin regime.

Read more Jamala's new video clip presented

Eurovision 2017 will be held in Kyiv in International Exhibition Center. And the opening ceremony of the song contest will take place at Sofiyska square – a significant historical place at the very heart of Kyiv. 

Read more Eurovision opening ceremony venue revealed

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