Photo: The Ukrainian delegation to Eurovision 2022. One of the escorts (left) is wearing the trident. This medieval symbol became the emblem of Ukraine only in 1917-18 at the initiative of the historian Mykhailo Hrushevsky. It was adopted as the country’s coat of arms in 1996. There are two ways to draw its base. The color variations are also significant. The one of the attendant is not the official version, but the one of the Banderites.

The festival of Eurovision 2022 was held in Turin (Italy). It is organized by an association, the European Broadcasting Union, bringing together the public service televisions of the European continent before 200 million viewers.

At the initiative of the French Delphine Ernotte (president of the association and France-Télévision), Russia, although part of the 56 member countries of the association, had been excluded from the competition for political reasons. Only 25 participated, 15 others were eliminated in the semi-finals.

Only the naive think that this competition is fair play. It is above all a propaganda tool. Nato, which conceived it in 1955 (see document below), has always pulled the strings. The United States, which does not participate in Eurovision, is still the real arbiter. This is the third victory for Ukraine. After that of 2004 ("Orange Revolution"), that of 2016 (attachment of Crimea to the Russian Federation) came that of 2022 (Russian-Ukrainian war).

The Nato gave up the triumph of a text song because of the problems that followed the victory of the song 1944, in 2016; a song about the deportation of Crimean Tatars by Joseph Stalin. Some viewers had uncovered the involvement of Tatar tribes during World War II with the Nazis (including fighters from the Crimean Tatar SS Legion and the Idel-Ural SS Legion).

When he got the title 2022, the band’s singer exclaimed "Glory to Ukraine!", the battle cry of the Banderites with which they murdered 1.6 million of their fellow citizens during World War II.

The following documents were declassified on January 16, 2015, in accordance with U.S. law. They are signed by Geoffrey Parsons Jr., Nato’s chief of communications and spokesman for the Atlantic Alliance.

Breaking with tradition, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Ukraine’s Eurovision victory at a meeting in Berlin.

Roger Lagassé

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NATO Note, February 17, 1956
(PDF - 523.8 kb)

NATO Note, November 30, 1955
(PDF - 253.1 kb)