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Vitalii Sediuk punished with fine for his stage invasion

Do you remember Vitalii Sediuk? Certainly nobody forgot him and his interesting stage invasion during Jamala’s performance last May. After charging him for aggravated hooliganism, the prankster was fined from the District Court of Kyiv.

The incident

On May 13, during Jamala’s interval performance of “I Believe In U” in the final of the 2017 contest, Ukrainian prankster Vitalii Sediuk jumped on stage and briefly mooned the audience before being escorted out of the venue by security. After that, the prankster was held in custody for 72 hours.

The punishment

Three months after the incident, the Dniprovskiy District Court of Kyiv has decided that the prankster would be fined with 8,500Hr (equivalent to approx. €284). Moreover, the prankster was charged with aggravated hooliganism. Nadia Maksymets, the spokesperson for Kyiv Prosecutor’s Office, told the Kyiv-based Interfax-Ukraine news agency:

“The court finds Sediuk guilty of hooliganism and fines him 500 non-taxable minimums (a total of 8,500Hr)”

Sediuk’s stage invasion wasn’t the only one in the history of the competition. In 2010, the infamous Jimmy Jump invaded the stage during Spain’s performance and took part in the choreography before being removed by the venue’s security. The invader was similarly fined NOK15,000.

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