Previously, the first vice-president of the National Television Company of Ukraine (NTKU) Roman Nedzelsky said that a visit to the Eurovision in Moscow, Ukrainian television can not take place due to lack of funds. In Moscow for the lighting of the "Eurovision" was planned to send a group of journalists' First National TV Channel of Ukraine.
In the press service of the Ukrainian government, circulated on 25 April, said that Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko Goskomteleradio requested to ensure that the final broadcast song contest, "providing, when necessary, appropriate proposals to Cabinet."
Â The contest "Eurovision" will take place in Moscow from 10 to 16 May 2009. Ukraine at Eurovision "will represent the former participant of group" VIA Gra "Svetlana Loboda. From Russia to speak Ukrainian singer Anastasia Prikhodko. The competition will take place in three stages - two semifinals, 12 and 14 May and the finals on May 16. The representative of Ukraine to pass the semi. Does Ukraine to broadcast the semifinals, with the participation of Svetlana Loboda not specified. A participant from Russia immediately gets to the finals, as the representative of the country-host the competition.