Eurovision: Ukraine facing fine over Russia row

Eurovision Song Contest bosses are fining Ukraine over its organisation of this year's competition in Kiev, BBC reports. 

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) said Ukraine's state broadcaster UA:PBC should pay a "substantial" fine because of "severe delays which created unnecessary difficulties".

The EBU added that the country's decision to ban Russia's entrant also "endangered" the show's reputation.

UA:PBC will appeal against the 200,000 euro (£176,000) fine, Reuters said.

In the run up to the contest in May, the show was hit with multiple problems.
More than 20 top level staff from the Ukrainian team resigned in February, claiming they were blocked from making decisions about the show.

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