World leaders congratulate Ukraine and Kalush Orchestra on Eurovision victory

World leaders congratulated Ukraine and the Kalush Orchestra on their victory at Eurovision

Leaders of states, and the President of the European Commission and the head of the European Council reacted to the victory of Ukrainians at Eurovision 2022″ in Turin, Italy. They talked about how they were struck by the composition and admired the courage of the participants, noting that everyone wanted Ukraine to win and now all of Europe is celebrating it. They wrote about this on their pages in social networks.

– Shchiri vіtannya, – the head of the European Council began his message in Ukrainian. “I will come to you on broken roads. I wish Eurovision next year to be held in Kyiv in a free and united Ukraine,” wrote Charles Michel.

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, wrote about the emotion that the song performed by the Kalush Orchestra caused.

– Your song won our hearts tonight. We celebrate your victory around the world. EU with you. Next year in Kyiv – in free Ukraine. I'll be there, she said.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulated Ukraine on the victory and assured of his support:

– “This is a vivid reflection not only of your talent, but also of your unwavering support for your freedom struggle,” he wrote.

British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace also responded to the victory of the Ukrainians:

– Good night! Well done! All our thoughts are with you,” he wrote.

– Let this be just one win out of many this year. Love always wins, truth always wins. Europe is with you, our hearts are with you,” Lithuanian President Nausėda wrote.

Head of Estonia Karis assured in his congratulations that Europeans are looking forward to Eurovision next year in Ukraine.

Kalush Orchestra won the competition on the night of May 14-15 in Turin. The group entered the stage at number 12. After the performance, the team called in English to help Ukraine, save Mariupol and Azovstal. The collective team received the most points – 631 (192 from the jury and 439 from the audience). In second place is the UK (466), and in third – Spain (459 points).

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