As it was announced a few days ago, Liverpool will host Eurovision 2023 and EBU has published the logo of the contest, featuring the Ukrainian flag while United Kingdom was written underneath.
Good evening Liverpool 👋🇬🇧🇺🇦 pic.twitter.com/HQAyDI10E1
— Eurovision Song Contest (@Eurovision) October 7, 2022
However, there have been comments online regarding Serbia’s Public Broadcaster RTS, and the update of the social media pages of the broadcaster which do not include Ukraine’s flag as part of the logo.
Many people claim that this not a coincidence, since Serbian government is being seen as a supporter of Russia during the war with Ukraine, while there have been demonstrations in Belgrade in support of Russia. It should also be mentioned that Serbia gave 7 points to Ukraine in Eurovision 2022, which was the lowest televote score given to Ukraine which scored a record breaking number of points.
Whether this is planned or not, it shows that politics are once again related with the contest.
Do you think Ukraine’s flag is not included on purpose? Let us know in the comments!