Ukrainian opposition TV channels to appeal against decree on sanctions against them

Source : 112 Ukraine

112 Ukraine, NewsONE and ZIK TV channels are about to reach the Supreme Court of Ukraine with these appeals, asking the Court to consider the decree illegal
21:57, 4 February 2021

112 Ukraine, ZiK, NewsONE TV channels
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In the near future, three TV channels of Novyny (News) media holding will turn to the Supreme Court of Ukraine. They will bring the appeals, asking to consider the decree about sanctions against these media illegal. The media will also ask to cancel the document.

Other outlets claim that the appeals have already been submitted. However, 112 Ukraine officially claims: the documents are being prepared yet. 

Related: 112 Ukraine, NewsONE, ZiK TV channels inform international community, embassies, human rights watchers about pressure on independent media

Earlier, Nicolas Bay, the French politician and MEP said that President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has crossed the line the moment he decided to shut down three opposition TV channels. According to him, the government should not introduce censorship, because it stands in the way of free democratic discussions.

Related: Zelensky crossed line by deciding to close opposition TV channels, - MEP

Member of European Parliament Maximilian Krah added that the European Parliament will not make concessions to Ukraine as long as there is a suppression of freedom of speech in the country.

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