Ishchenko: Kiev Will Collect Money For “Eurovision”, but in 2017 Ukraine Will Not Exist


Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ

20th May, 2016

Despite the calculations and the entreaties of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine to give “Eurovision 2017” to another country, Vice-Premier of the state Pavlo Rozenko said that the question of transferring the contest is not even being discussed. It seems that the government is ready to do anything to permanently destroy the stunted state, since the contest requires a minimum of 10 million euros. In an interview with the Federal news agency, President of the Center for Systems Analysis and Forecasting Rostislav Ishchenko said that the contest will still be held in another country, because soon Ukraine will no longer be here.

Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Rozenko said that “Eurovision 2017” will be held in the country, adding that Ukraine will do everything at the highest level, even in such dire financial straits. According to him, the government will examine the matter of the financing of the contest, and will choose the city that fits best. Now we are talking about Kiev, as it is the only city in the country that could take on such burdens.

Co-Chairman of the Ukrainian party “Our land” Alexander Mazurchak calculated how much it will cost for the contest – about 10 million euros. According to him, the money will probably be taken from the state treasury. Only now the treasury is empty, while the European Commission is closely monitoring how the latter-day Ukrainian government is spending and fighting corruption.

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In addition, Mazurchak stressed that at the moment there is no venue in any city in the country, including the capital, that would meet the requirements of “Eurovision”. So the principal amount, which is not present and there is nowhere to take it from, will go on concert stage equipment, including lighting, music, special effects, and computer graphics.

“Actually, I am far from Eurovision or the World Cup of hockey, football, or the Olympic games. As for the Ukrainian authorities: who will pay for this contest? Nobody should be interested in it because the state will not survive for “Eurovision 2017”. No one will hold “Eurovision”. Ukraine will disappear in 2016,” – Rostislav Ishchenko said in an interview with FAN.

If to consider the arguments and sober assessment of the situation by Finance Minister Alexander Danyluk, it is worth listening to the head of the Finance Department and to assign the competition to another country, especially since he himself said that there has already been such cases. If you look at the position of Deputy Prime Minister Rozenko, set in his ways, he was ready to destroy the country and strangle the inhabitants, raising tariffs and taxes, but to raise money for “Eurovision 2017,” said Ishchenko.

“They will continue to strangle the population today, and will collect taxes for “Eurovision”. It turns out that this year the leaders of Ukraine will gather all that is possible for 2016, 2017 and, if possible, and for 2018. For 2019, can’t say, they take so long to plan their lives. For all the time that they can, they collect taxes, raise rates, and will collect for “Eurovision”. And they will try to disappear with that money,” believes Ishchenko. 

“I’m not sure that they will be able to disappear, because they will try and do different things. Most importantly, Ukraine will not exist in 2017, so “Eurovision” will be held in another country”.

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