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Ukrainian radio to be broadcasted in occupied Donbas
13:04, 13 January 2017
Ukrainian radio to be broadcasted in occupied Donbas

National Council on Television and Radio issued the license to broadcast on the territory of Anti-Terrorist Operation on the 873 khz frequency

13:04, 13 January 2017

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Ukrainian radio broadcast starts on the occupied territories of Donbas. The signal on the 873 khz frequency will cover the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk. This becomes possible due to the National Council on Television and Radio decision, taken on January 12, to issue the license for the National TV-company of Ukraine to temporarily broadcast from the city of Chasov Yar of Donetsk region on the frequency of 873 khz with 50 kW capacity. Serhiy Kostynsky, the member of the National Council, announced that on his Facebook page.

Related: Statement from C-SPAN about January 12 online signal interruption

“In the worst-case design, the signal of the future broadcaster will be available almost in all occupied regions of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. We are expecting the launch of the broadcast by the Broadcasting, Radiocommunications & Television Concern (BRT) and the National Television Company of Ukraine (NTU) in the nearest future,” reports Kostynsky.

The BRT is currently working to change the antenna construction. The broadcast is expected to start in three months, according to the press-service of the National Council.

The broadcast will be available for the Ukraine controlled territories – Konstantynivka, Kramatorsk, Dymytriv, Artemivsk, Lysychansk.

Related: Donetsk militants sentence Ukrainian to 11 years in prison for "espionage"

The citizens will get the informational programs by the Ukrainian Radio and programs jointly created with the Golos Donbassa and Radio Liberty.

Earlier it was reported that the National Council on Television and Radio at today's meeting decided to oblige the Ukrainian providers to stop transmitting Russian television channel Dozhd within a month. Such a decision was made due to the lack of recognition of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity by the channel, as well as the transmitting of the Russian advertising.

The National Council of Ukraine on Television and Radio Broadcasting in 2014 acknowledged Dozhd TV Channel complies with the European Convention on Transfrontier Television and Ukrainian legislation.

Russian Foreign Minister was intending to inform the OSCE about the Ukrainian ban on the broadcast of the TV channel Dozhd.

Related: Gerashchenko to check efficient use of funds allocated for Donbas infrastructure

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