The European Broadcasting Union has stated that Eurovision 2017 could take place in any of the shortlisted Ukrainian cities: Kyiv, Odessa, and Dnipro.
Yulia Datsenko (Press Secretary of the Culture Minister) told Interfax-Ukraine that “The technical analysis of the projects that were provided by each of the cities is now under way”. She believes the most important issue is whether the technical requirements of the Eurovision venue are met. According to her, EBU representatives were surprised at how prepared the candidate cities were to host the contest.
Ukraine’s Culture Ministry says that technical assessment of the shortlisted cities is now underway.
The announcement of the host city of Eurovision 2017 has been delayed through summer, originally planned for late July or early August. However, the Deputy General Director of NTU, Mr. Oleksandr Kharebin, said the Eurovision 2017 host city should be determined by 24 August (Ukraine’s Independence Day) when he was interviewed on Channel 5’s Morning News program.