Feb 28, 2022

Russia banned from Eurovision 2022

Russia will no longer be allowed to participate in this year's Eurovision Song Contest, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has said.

The EBU, which produces the event, said Russia's inclusion could bring the competition into disrepute "in light of the unprecedented crisis in Ukraine".

Russia launched an attack on its neighbour Ukraine in the early hours of Thursday.

Western governments have ramped up international sanctions in response.