YouTube channel of Pershiy Nezalezhniy TV channel received the silver button; it means that the channel gained the support of 100,000 subscribers.
The staff of Pershiy Nezalezhniy express their gratitude for their readers and viewers for showing trust and interest to their work.
"The journalists of our TV channel keep fighting the pressure from the government, going live every day so that you find out the truth! This award became another marker of the fact that freedom of speech cannot be restricted with any sort of illegal sanctions, albeit these were introduced by president Zelensky himself", reads the statement released by the staff. "Within a brief period of time, the Ukrainian government bypassed the court procedure, resorted to the decision of National Security and Defense of Ukraine (deprivation of media licenses can only be conducted via the court decision) and closing three top information TV channels - 112 Ukraine, NewsOne and ZiK. Then, the broadcasting of Pershiy Nezalezhniy was ceased, after the letter of deputy head of the SBU (Security Service of Ukraine, - 112 International). But we did not surrender!".
Not so long ago, Youtube channel of 112 Ukraine TV channel received the golden button for getting the support of one million followers.