Ukraine has pulled out of this year's Eurovision Song Contest after its selection process became embroiled in political tensions involving Russia, ONA reports quoting BBC.
Pop singer Maruv, who won Ukraine's public vote, withdrew from the contest on Tuesday, saying she refused to be used as a "political tool".
Two other bands were then approached by the national broadcaster, but both declined to take part.
The broadcaster has now chosen not to attend the contest in Israel in May.
The row comes amid Ukraine's ongoing conflict with Russia, which centres around the annexation of Crimea by Russian forces in 2014.