In todays press conference at the Ukraine media center, the minister of culture and information policy of Ukraine Oleksandr Tkachenko said that there is no doubt that Eurovision 2023 should be held in Ukraine, however certain conditions need to change.
He specifically said:
We have no doubt that it should take place in Ukraine. The only thing is that no one has ever held Eurovision during war […] We are now looking for answers with our colleagues to the most important conditions set by the European Broadcasting Union, but I think that we will have to explain during our dialogue that some conditions need to be changed.
Mr. Tkachenko recognizes that due to the current war hosting is not a given, while he revealed that he will have talks with EBU representatives today. He also added that negotiations will be difficult but he hopes the 2023 contest will be held in Ukraine.
Even though there is less than a month since the Grand Final, several countries have declared their provisional interest to host the contest, in case Ukraine is not able. These countries are:
- The Netherlands
Do you think Ukraine will be able to host Eurovision next year? Who do you think should host in case they wont? Tell us in the comments!