15 May 2022

Zelenskyy hails Ukraine’s Eurovision win

The Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra are on their way back home following their overwhelming victory in the Eurovision song contest – after they were given special permission to leave the country to take part in the event.

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said his country’s courage had “impressed the world” and that he wanted next year’s competition to be held in the city of Mariupol, which has been relentlessly bombarded by Russian forces.

Emily Wither reports.