We hope for support of international partners, - 112 Ukraine TV channel's lawyer

Source : 112 Ukraine

Vasyl Smetana commented on the Parliament's appeal to the National Security and Defense Council
19:16, 4 October 2018

112 Agency

Vasyl Smetana, the lawyer of 112 Ukraine TV channel commented on the Parliament's appeal to the National Security and Defense Council, which urges the authority to sanction two TV channels, 112 Ukraine and NewsOne. 

Specifically, he admitted that the international support may affect the decision of Ukrainian government to apply pressure on 112 Ukraine TV channel. 

'We hope for the support of our international partners, including European parliamentarians, so that international external pressure would be created and the Ukrainian government would refuse censorship and the ban of the TV channel as the free medium', he said.

The staff of 112 Ukraine TV channel insists that the steps made by the Ukrainian Parliament, which aim to apply sanctions against 112 Ukraine TV channel are nothing but a political decision; there is not enough evidence to make such decision, which badly lacks argumentation and may be considered unconstitutional.

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