Eurovision 2023: Contest inspires Ukraine’s LGBT troops
Both soldiers have fond memories of Kalush Orchestra’s triumph, winning Eurovision for Ukraine in 2022. By then, daily life involved taking cover in bomb shelters. “It felt like a miracle that Kalush had a chance to represent Ukraine with dignity,” says Oleksandr. “I thought, ‘Oh my god, we won Eurovision, we’re going to win this war!'” he laughs.