Ukrainian MP Kira Rudik backs Glasgow’s bid to host Eurovision 2023


A TOP Ukrainian politician has endorsed Scotland’s bid to host Eurovision 2023.

Kira Rudik, an MP within the parliament of Kyiv and chief of the liberal Voice celebration, backed Glasgow to host the competition.

Writing on Twitter, Rudik stated: “Naturally I’m dissatisfied that after Ukraine’s gorgeous success at @Eurovision earlier this 12 months, we’re declined to host the competition in 2023.

“I’d endorse @StewartMcDonald marketing campaign to carry the Eurovision ’23 to town of #Glasgow, the place I had the pleasure of visiting lately.”

READ MORE: Nicola Sturgeon gives up Glasgow as Eurovision 2023 host amid BBC and EBU discussions

McDonald, the MP for Glasgow South, introduced earlier on Friday that he had “submitted a movement to parliament and an software for debate calling for Glasgow to be the host metropolis for #Eurovision 2023”.

He added: “Town is the proper place to welcome the world to and honour the spirit of Ukraine – the 2022 winner. Let’s do it for Ukraine and for Glasgow!”

Rudik visited Scotland in early June, assembly politicians in Holyrood equivalent to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, in addition to refugees from the Russian invasion who had been welcomed in by Scots.

The Ukrainian MP additionally had type phrases to say about individuals in Glasgow.

She added on Twitter: “Glasgow has a powerful monitor report in internet hosting main worldwide occasions, because the world witnessed throughout final 12 months’s #COP26.

“Ukrainians know town from the current #Scotland-Ukraine soccer match, the place my individuals skilled the heat and generosity of the individuals of Glasgow.”

Responding, McDonald wrote: “We might all completely like to be in Ukraine for the following #Eurovision in 2023, but when this isn’t potential then Glasgow would proudly carry the Ukrainian spirit in its place host metropolis. Nice to have Ukrainian MP and celebration chief @kiraincongress again Glasgow.”

The EBU introduced on Friday that it had opened discussions with the BBC about internet hosting Eurovision within the UK, having determined the safety threat was too excessive for it to be held in Ukraine.

Nevertheless, Ukraine has demanded a pause on talks, saying it’s their “proper” to host the 2023 contest because the winners of the 2022 occasion.

The nation’s Kalush Orchestra beat the UK’s Sam Ryder into second place with viewers votes on the Eurovision contest held in Italy in Could.

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