Jon Ola Sand, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest highly appreciated the organization and staging of the international song contest in Ukraine.
He shared his impressions with Petro Poroshenko on the president’s meeting of the organizers and hosts, APA reported citing the president’s public affairs office.
Jon Ola Sand said: “That work we saw of the last week with a three TV shows was absolutely on the top what Eurovision song contest should be. And I have only good feedback from delegations and that’s very rare. Every year there are complaints about certain things could be transportation, could be security related issues; it could be issues with a performing stage. We have not none of these issues, really, from my heart I can tell you, these been arranged superb from Ukrainian organizational side. To transform this conference center into very efficient press-center, very efficient delegation area with absolutely high facilities for the delegations. And the venue itself which became in the internet and still ground venue was achieved on the highest level. We are very proud of cooperation that we have had. With both of authorities and local team of UA:PBC.”
President Poroshenko informed, that due to Russian aggression on the East of Ukraine, it was not easy to hold the contest, but Ukrainian team did their best. “Congratulations to all of you. Eurovision 2017 was organized on the highest level. This is a result of effective cooperation of our teams,” said Poroshenko.
The executive producer of the Eurovision, Pavlo Hrytsak, thanked the President for his support in the preparation of the contest. “Great job was done, in order to make the journalists, contestants, and fans feel the hospitality of Kyiv and to make them feel comfortable. I am grateful to the Ukrainian government and you, Mr. President, for your support,” he said.