The Ukrainian Eurovision jury’s votes for Poland and Lithuania are a real shame.
The relevant statement was made by Ukraine’s Minister of Culture and Information Policy Oleksandr Tkachenko on Facebook, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
“I would like to address our closest friends in Europe, Poland and Lithuania, and express my personal position on the voting points awarded by the Ukrainian jury to Poland and Lithuania. Such an assessment does not reflect our real attitude towards you, our closest friends in Europe,” Tkachenko wrote.
In his words, Great Britain’s performance was great and they took second place. But giving 0 points to Poland and Lithuania was a real shame, Tkachenko noted.
“You got 12 from the Ukrainians! Your support is invaluable. Our gratitude and commitment to you is the same. And, although the competition is not political, it is not about politics, it is about friendship, common values and comprehensive support in all areas. And I hope all this lasts for many, many more years. Dear Polish and Lithuanian people, we are eternally grateful to you and our victory is common, both at Eurovision and after we defeated the enemy,” Tkachenko stressed.
A reminder that the Ukrainian song Stefania from the Kalush Orchestra got 12 points from the Polish and Lithuanian Eurovision professional jury. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian jury did not award any points to Poland and Lithuania.