Ukrainian Eurovision Song Contest winner wanted by Russia

Susana Jamaladinova, better known as Jamala, is a Ukrainian woman of Crimean Tatar descent. The singer was on the Russian wanted list.

The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs accuses the 40-year-old Eurovision Song Contest winner of spreading false information about the Russian army, reports the Russian independent news portal Mediazona. The portal reported that Moscow placed Jamala on its wanted list in October and the singer was arrested in absentia by a Russian court in November. The database of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs states that the search is based on a ‘criminal article’, but it is not known exactly which article.

In April last year, the daily Izvestia wrote that Jamala will not be allowed to travel to Russia for the next fifty years. The list also included other Ukrainian artists, journalists and cultural sector workers.

Jamala has repeatedly criticized Russia’s occupation of the Crimean Peninsula, as well as its invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022. In 2016, she won the Eurovision Song Contest with the song entitled “1944”, which tells the story of the deportation and ethnic cleansing of approximately 200,000 people. Crimean Tatars by Soviet authorities in May 1944.

Jamala is currently on tour in Australia to raise money to help Ukraine and raise awareness about the ongoing war.

Zelensky on the war: It will not end as quickly as we would like

Volodymyr Zelensky insists that “war is not cinema,” even though people treat it as such. Zelensky said that people expect the war to play out like in a movie, that is, there will be no long pauses, and that “the images before our eyes will be constantly changing, there will be surprises every day.”

The president shared his thoughts during a meeting with Fox Corporation CEO Lachlan Murdoch, Fox News journalist Benjamin Hall and The Sun journalist Jerome Starkey.

– This is not a cinema for our warriors. This is our life, our daily hard work. And all this will not end as quickly as we would like, but we do not have the right to give up and we will not – he adds.

David Petraeus, former head of the CIA, recently spoke about the end of the war, saying that Ukraine’s success in the war will depend on the weapons that the Ukrainian military receives from its Western partners.

Source: Do Rzeczy