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>> Wheelchair bound, Yulia Samoylova, Russia's entry for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.
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Or it would have been. On Wednesday, this year's host, Ukraine, barring her from coming to the competition. Sparking outrage in Moscow and demands from the Kremlin for a review of the decision. Kiev says she's violated Ukraine law by visiting Crimea, meaning for the next three years, she can't legally enter the country.
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Crimean Peninsula was annexed by Russia in 2014. Triggering a war in Eastern Ukraine that's claimed about 10,000 lives. Resulting relations are sour. And Ukraine's winning song from last year didn't help the cause either. Jamala's lyrics for 1944, a tribute to the Crimean Tatars purged by Stalin that year.
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Russia condemned the song choice as deliberately provocative. And Moscow has slammed the decision to ban their contestant this year as outrageous and inhuman.>> Romania.>> Higher powers at Eurovision aren't happy, either. They say the spat goes against the inclusive spirit of the contest. They've suggested a compromise, in which Russia singer could participate via satellite link.