Volodymyr Zelenskyy banned from delivering video message at Eurovision Song Contest

As reported by The Times, the Ukrainian leader had asked to make a video appearance during the contest's Grand Final on Saturday, but his request was rejected by the event's organisers, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). The EBU, an alliance of 112 member organisations which includes this year's host broadcaster, the BBC, said it was concerned his appearance would risk politicising the event. "The Eurovision Song Contest is an international entertainment show and governed by strict rules..."