Taking to social media, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy confirmed that the war-torn country will in fact hold the Eurovision, despite the Russian invasion.
‘Our courage impresses the world our music conquers Europe. Next year Ukraine will host Eurovision!’ he said.
‘For the third time in its history. And I believe – not for the last time.
We will make sure that one day the participants and guests of Eurovision hosted Ukrainian Mariupol.’
He said that, by then, Ukraine will be free, peaceful and restored. Zelenskyy went on to thank the Klaus Orchestra for the victory and all the people who voted for them.
‘Sure, our winning chord in the battle with the enemy is not far away.
Glory to Ukraine!’