EBU has released a statement regarding the Belarusian participation at the upcoming contest.
Earlier this month, Belarus released an entry that has political message through its lyrics. EBU gave the country a chance to change its entry, with an extended deadline for submission. You can find more about the rejection of the first song here.
A few minutes ago, EBU released a second statement regarding the second submitted entry. The band remained the same and the country changed only the song. However, according to EBU, the second entry wasn’t once again in accordance with the contest’s rules. Therefore, Belarus will not take part in this years contest.