Ukraine Today - international news project set up by commercial broadcaster 1+1 Media Group - is forced to cease its operations. This is announced by the editorial team on their official website. The portal will continue covering the developments in Ukraine and Eastern Europe until December 30.
The project began in August 2014. Ukraine Today's main purpose was to counter information war waged on Ukraine by Russian propaganda media outlets following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
The launch of Ukraine Today served more of a social purpose rather than business interests. At the time of our launch, there was no public equivalent which could provide the same function.
"We all understand that our company as well as the whole country is going through difficult times. Today, we cannot afford to have a project without a clearly defined business component," said Olexander Tkachenko, CEO of 1+1 media group.
Tkachenko expressed his gratitude to the whole Ukraine Today team for their contribution not only to the project, but also to the information security of the country.