The Deputy Director General of NTU, Olexander Kharebin has stated that a decision on which city will host Eurovision 2017 will be taken by August 24.
In an interview with TV 5 the Deputy Director General stated that a decision on which city will host next years contest will be taken by Independence Day on August 24. To date three cities are left in the running to host next years contest; Dnipro, Kyiv and Odessa. The three cities were given additional time to provide more details about their respective bids.
The host city was expected to be announced on August 1st however the announcement has been delayed now by at most three weeks. In the interview with TV 5 Olexander Kharebin, stated that the delay was also due to additional measures required by the European Broadcasting Union. The EBU has asked Ukraine as the host country to provide a financial guarantee of 15 million Euros which is to be transferred to EBU bank accounts. Mr Kharebin made it clear that the EBU will not be spending this money on the contest, but that it will be held by the EBU until the contest has been held.
Source: TV 5