The EU assessed the situation with media freedom in Ukraine - in the view of recent sanctions against opposition TV channels. The bloc concluded that independence and media freedom should be of the utmost priotity for head of the Ukrainian state. This is mentioned in the story released by Euronews.
The news portal underlined that European and international associations of reporters called the shutdown of opposition TV channels in Ukraine "politically motivated" and "an outraging attack on freedom of the press".
Euronews cited EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell who claimed that the EU is still evaluating consequences of the decision to shut down the TV channels.
The website also quoted Serhiy Tomilenko, the head of National Union of Journalists of Ukraine; he marked that the guilt of the TV channels' owner was not proved in court they way it was supposed to be.
"Some 1,300 workers of media are stripped of the access of their viewers, and stripped of the right to do their job. At that, there's no court decision about them taking action that were harmful to the state", Tomilenko said.