Press Release: Regarding Kristian Kostov’s Performance in Crimea

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Regarding the recent media publications concerning the participation of the Bulgarian representative in Eurovision 2017 in an event on the territory of Crimea, distributed on the day of the second semi-finals of the song competition, the Bulgarian delegation in Kyiv has clarified:

On June 1, 2014, Kostan Kostov visited Crimea for a few hours as part of the group of participating youths in the musical reality show “The Voice Kids” on Russian public television. The concert, organized by “The Voice Kids”, was dedicated to the International Children’s Day. Kristian Kostov performed two songs – one in English, the other – a Ukrainian song by the famous performer Roden Anousy.

At that time Kristian Kostov was 14 years old and was not accompanied by his parents. No consent was sought for his participation in the concert.

Furthermore, the issue has already been investigated by Ukraine’s State Border Service, who has determined no wrongdoing in Kristian’s case..

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