Timur has been broadcasting to Eurovision live from an underground bunker in Ukraine (Picture: Instagram/ suspilne.eurovision)
Ukraine’s Eurovision commentator delivered an impassioned and emotionally-charged speech after Kalush Orchestra’s triumph at the song contest.
Rap group Kalush claimed the winning title in Turin, Italy on Saturday night with their hit song Stefania, beating the UK’s entrant Sam Ryder who came in second.
Kalush, consisting of frontman Oleh Psyuk, multi-instrumentalist Ihor Didenchuk, and dancer Vlad Kurochka, were favourite to win the contest this year after wowing voters with their popular track.
As they were crowned winners, Timur Miroshnychenko, who had been providing live commentary for Ukrainians from an underground bunker in the war-torn country, had a particularly heartfelt reaction to the news.
In a video clip, Timur is seen with his hands on top of his head before becoming increasingly emotional and breaking down in tears while reportedly vowing that Ukraine will win the war against Russia like Kalush has won Eurovision.
Activist and political expert Kateryna Kruk tweeted alongside the powerful footage: ‘Ukraine’s commentator can’t stop his tears when he says we will win the war just as we won #Eurovision.
Ukraineâs commentator canât stop his tears when he says we will win the war just as we won #Eurovision. Dedicates this victory to UA army that defends us and says itâs so deeply important for Ukrainians now.
P.s. he was commenting from a bunker https://t.co/hyJb19uvID
— Kateryna_Kruk (@Kateryna_Kruk) May 14, 2022
‘Dedicates this victory to UA army that defends us and says it’s so deeply important for Ukrainians now.
‘P.s. he was commenting from a bunker.’
Kalush were favourites to win Eurovision 2022 (Picture: dpa picture alliance / Alamy Live News)
Timur went viral again last week when it emerged he was broadcasting from a shelter during the competition.
Speaking to Metro.co.uk about the war, Timur recently said: ‘We didn’t believe it until the morning of February 24.
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‘Even when Russian troops were standing around Ukraine for a couple of months, we didn’t believe it. We can’t understand how it could be in 21st century Europe.’
He added that ‘no one in Ukraine was thinking about Eurovision’ when Russian President Vladimir Putin launched his invasion of the country.
‘They thought just about how to stay alive, how to get to safe places, our families, our children,’ he said.
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