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New state Russian-language television channel will broadcast on 80% of occupied territories of Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

Channel will start launching on January 13, final launch is scheduled for February 15
12:39, 4 January 2020

112 Agency

The infotainment channel for residents of the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas will be launched on January 13, it will broadcast on the basis of the UATV broadcasting channel and will be able to cover 80% of the occupied territory. The head of the broadcasting of the TV channel Olena Tribushna said in an interview with Media Detector.

"Our goal is to objectively talk about everything that happens here, realizing that for almost 6 years these people (in the occupied territories, - ed.) Have consumed the content of Russian television channels ... We want to dispel their myths and the fears associated with us, we want them to understand that they are heard here and want to solve their problems, and so we want to start a dialogue with them," - she stressed.

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According to her, the broadcasting territory will be the temporarily occupied territories of Donbass, technically there is an opportunity to cover 80% of this territory. In the future, there are plans to broadcast to the Crimea.

“At the first stage, it will be an entertaining and informational channel. We have already negotiated with media groups that they will share content with us. We still decide what kind of content it will be and how we put it in the grid,” - she said.

As we reported before, Ukrainian journalists should talk about their problems, in particular about the violation of freedom of speech, Europe. Miroslav Radatsovsky, the MEP from Slovakia said this, during a round table in Strasbourg regarding media freedom in Ukraine.

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