Ukraine has won the 66th Eurovision song contest, which was held on Saturday evening in Turin in Italy. Riding a tidal wave of support from the telephone-voting European public, Stefania by Kalush Orchestra finished first after strong showings by the United Kingdom, Spain and Sweden in the early voting.
Ukraines president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, welcomed the victory, Ukraines third since its 2003 Eurovision debut, and said we will do our best to one day host the contest in the port city of Mariupol. He underlined Ukrainian Mariupol. Free, peaceful, rebuilt!
I am sure our victorious chord in the battle with the enemy is not far off, Zelenskiy said in a post on the Telegram messaging app.