The general producer of 112 Ukraine TV channel Artem Marchevskyy on the air of political talk show "Ukrainian format" on the NewsOne TV channel spoke about the visit to the European Parliament and the details of the draft resolution on the freedom of the press in Ukraine.
"Me and my colleague Vasyl Holovanov spent hours on a draft resolution on Freedom of Speech in Ukraine. We spoke to each deputy who signed it, we met, we explained, we showed the documents. We received enormous support - 43 signatories - it's only the beginning, it's just a draft resolution. Then it goes for voting, and I think that we will visit Brussels and Strasbourg more than once to meet with a hundreds deputies or with that number of deputies, which is needed to move this resolution from the stage of project to the stage of debate and voting. And for our government and 229 people's deputies to get politically ‘whipped’, the general producer said.
He added that the website of the President Poroshenko states a false number of votes of signatories for protection of 112 TV channels and NewsOne: "More than three weeks ago, the petition for the support of 112 Ukraine TV channels and NewsOne gained more than 25,000 votes, however, the figure on the President's website was completely different - 17,000. And when we, together with the leadership of NewsOne, made official inquiries to the president, 50 votes were automatically added to the president's official list. Currently, the number of signers is 27,179, but the site again has another figure - 23,712 votes."
Artem Marchevsky has officially appealed to the head of the Ukrainian state: "Petro Oleksiyovych (Poroshenko, - 112.international), please, react (to the petition, - 112.international). Let's stop these games and work honestly. People made their choice and the audience made their choice, we are supported within the country. We are supported by the European Parliamentarians. Please, the ball in your field, react."
Recently Marchevsky and Holovanov returned from the European Parliament. There they along with British politician Jonathan Arnott, Germany’s representative to the EP Arne Gericke and the representative to the EP from Great Britain Nathan Gill discussed the process of the consideration of the draft resolution “On freedom of speech in Ukraine”.
112 Ukraine is an informational and analytical TV channel which broadcasts 18,5 hours per day on air and uses modern technologies to be the first channel to provide the unbiased information on important and interesting events going on in Ukraine and in the world. This is mentioned in the respective statement by Artem Marchevskyi, the Chief Producer, and Yehor Benkendorf, Director General of 112 Ukraine.