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Armenia: EBU To Meet Delegation After Flag Incident

Iveta performing for Armenia
Iveta performing for Armenia

The European Broadcasting Union are to meet the Armenian delegation after Iveta Mukuchyan flew the flag of Nagorno-Karabakh last night.

Iveta Mukuchyan during the recap of all of the performances waved the flag of the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh at last nights semi final. The region of Nagorno-Karabakh is disputed between Armenia and Azerbaijan and has caused tensions between the two countries since the late 1980s. During the press conference last night Iveta said she waved the flag to encourage peace. However, an Azeri member of the press during the press conference reeled off a large argument against Iveta and the region itself.

Sietse Bakker told Expressen that Armenia are likely to either be warned or face a fine from the EBU. He told the newspaper that:

We will talk with the Armenian delegation to find out what happened. But we will not remove them from the competition.

Source: EBU, Expressen

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