PM says Ukraine’s Eurovision win is a show of solidarity for ‘fight for freedom’

PM says Ukraine’s Eurovision win is a present of solidarity for ‘combat for freedom’

Boris Johnson has joined a refrain of reward for the success of Ukraine on the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, calling it a “reflection” not simply of expertise, however “unwavering assist” for the nation’s “combat for freedom”.

Congratulations to Ukraine for profitable the @Eurovision Song Contest 2022,” the PM posted to Twitter.

“It is a transparent reflection of not simply your expertise, however of the unwavering assist to your combat for freedom.”

Mr Johnson additionally prolonged congratulations to Britain’s runner-up within the competitors, writing: “Incredibly happy with @SamRyderMusic and the way he brilliantly represented the UK tonight.”

Ukraine gained the competitors with folk-rap group Kalush Orchestra, adopted by the UK’s Sam Ryder in second place.

Ukraine have been the competitors favourites since Russia’s invasion – which prompted organisers to ban the aggressor from competing.

Receiving the trophy, Kalush Orchestra mentioned: “Thank you for supporting Ukraine. This victory is for each Ukrainian. Slava Ukraini.”

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries repeated “Slava Ukraini!” (glory to Ukraine!) in tweeting her congratulations.

“What a superb evening. So shut for the wonderful @SamRyderMusic however with #Ukraine coming 1st that is nonetheless a beautiful outcome,” she mentioned.

Scottish tv presenter Lorraine Kelly posted a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin: ‘Congrats to UKRAINE – get it proper up you Putin – and our @SamRyderMusic did us proud.”

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Ryder’s placement marks the primary time in 20 years that the UK has positioned within the high three, clinching the spot along with his pop track Space Man.

Katrina Leskanich, who sang the final profitable UK entry, Love Shine A Light by Katrina and the Waves, tweeted: “Three cheers for Sam Ryder what a implausible outcome for #UK.”

Actor John Barrowman tweeted: “Congratulations on 2nd place #Eurovision #samryder due to you and the track #Spaceman the United Kingdom is again within the recreation.”

Former winner Cheryl Baker, of Bucks Fizz, tweeted: “Wasn’t this the most effective @Eurovision for years?

“Not simply because the sensible @SamRyderMusic got here 2nd, nevertheless it was a present of affection, pleasure, inclusivity and no animosity.”

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