Poroshenko opens TV tower on Karatchoun Mount in Donetsk region

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is expected to broadcast 15 Ukrainian TV channels and 7 radio stations
17:43, 5 December 2016

112 Agency

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko participated in the launch of work of the new TV tower on the mountain Karatchoun in the Donetsk region.

"We can say that the task of restoration of the Ukrainian TV channels broadcasting in Donbas starts now", said the President.

During the opening of the TV tower they demonstrated the resumption of broadcasting of 4 local and 10 national TV channels.

Related: Poroshenko urges to develop road map to restore TV broadcast in Donbas

Poroshenko talked to soldiers on the Army FM radio station. They are participating in the active military actions, and Poroshenko congratulated them on the coming Day of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Tower’s height is 220 m. It was installed on Karatchoun mountain and bedspread signal transmitters on the territory of Donetsk region in the north of the radius of 62 km, but has fallen due to attacks by Russia-backed militants in the beginning of July 2014.

A temporary RTPS antenna supports were established in April 2015, on which the language antenna have been transferred. This increased power transmitters of some Ukrainian TV channels, but the tower did not work in full rig for a long time.

Related: Steinmeier: Prisoners’ exchange in Donbas may take place before Christmas

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