Eurovision 2023: Ukrainian duo’s city “bombed by Russia” in evening

I amAccording to local authorities, Ukrainian duo Tvorchy defended Kiev’s colors at the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool on Saturday evening, while their city of Ternopil (west) was targeted by Russian strikes.

The electro duo performed their song “Heart of Steel”, a song inspired by the protests during the month-long siege of the Azovstal factory in Mariupol, which reached number six after a standing ovation from the audience.

After their stage performance, Tvorchi posted on Instagram that their hometown of Ternopil had been attacked by Russia.

They wrote that Ternopil was “bombarded by Russia on the Eurovision stage as we sang about our strong hearts, our shamelessness and our will”. “Europe, united against evil for peace,” they added.

In the evening, an official of the military administration of Volodymyr Truchin in Ternopil announced on his Telegram account the attacks on warehouses in the city.

“There were strikes on commercial establishments and warehouses belonging to a religious organization,” he said, citing two injuries.

“Firefighters are working on the site (…) the fire is not fully extinguished yet,” he added. Ternopil Regional Council Chairman Mykhailo Golovkov also announced a strike in the city’s industrial zone.

At the end of April, when the air-raid siren sounded at Kew, Tvorchi’s team took refuge in shelters.

On Saturday, Sweden won Eurovision, following Ukraine and its Kalush band, who won last year with “Stephania.”

Due to the Russian invasion, the 67th edition of the competition, which was supposed to be organized in Ukraine, was held in the city of Beatles, in the north of England.

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