112 Ukraine TV channel claims that a malevolent interference occurred on Friday, June 22. The channel's management reported that a number of external obstructions caused "a shutdown of the reserve power generator in the building of the business centre in Kyiv, where the channel's production capacities are located. This temporarily cut off the electricity and downed the servers of the TV channel and news agencies, impairing the broadcasting process as well.
The maintenance crews are working to restore the broadcast as soon as possible. After an investigation into the cause of the incident, the channel's management will release an official statement.
Earlier 112 Ukraine TV Channel "protested against the activity of Yuriy Artemenko, the head of the "National TV and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine. The channel's "management insists that the official has been conducting the Council's actions in the way that prevents 112 Ukraine TV from broadcasting; previously, he stated that the Council would not issue the license for this medium. " "
We recall that "the National Council refused 112 Ukraine TV Channel "in the relocation of the broadcasting concept to the information one for 34 times. On the basis of the formal violation, it imposed the fines and preventions against 112 Ukraine TV Channel. The Ukrainian and international experts treat such actions of the regulator as the pressure on the TV channel and freedom of speech in the country.