Honestly, I am ashamed of some Eurofans - not so much on this forum but on social media. Ukraine won the contest last month and it didn´t harm anyone to potentially discuss Ukraine´s desire to host the event (and if it´s really possible). The EBU took a few days to decide on that matter and since there´s no single place left in Ukraine which is "safe" due to the invasion of a fascist and imperialist regime who has threatened to invade/nuke/annex Germany, the United Kingdom, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Moldova, Finland, Sweden, Norway since February, btw (so arguably, depending on how this genocide and war processes, there´s no real safe place in Europe either), it doesn´t take a genius to figure out that Ukraine was never in a real position to host the event next year.
Ukrainians being optimistic in these sad, depressing and horrible times is an inspiration - and shouldn´t be called propaganda.
Them wanting to host the event and showcasing that Ukraine is pretty much alive and that their culture, language, music do exist (when fascist RuZZians claim that Ukraine will not survive the next two years and there is no country, language, culture in Ukraine but Russian ones) is an act of survival - and totally understandable.
Also, I don´t get all these "Thank God", hearts comment on Ukraine not hosting the event - like I previously said, since the invasion didn´t end, the country was in no position to host it (even if they were optimistic about it).
It was the right thing to wait a couple of days, consult several experts before asking another country to host the event.
Some people really need to chill. It´s mid-June and there´s still plenty of time left for other broadcasters and potential host cities to come up with plans to organise and host Eurovision next year.
It´s not like the EBU hasn´t decided on the host cities in July, August, September before.
Anyway, good luck BBC (if they really want to host the event) and I really hope to see Ukraine is a direct finalists as well as some Ukrainian postcards/interval acts.