Commander-in-Chief of Ukraine’s Armed Forces supports closure of 112 Ukraine, NewsOne, ZIK TV channels

Source : 112 Ukraine

The TV channels were blocked on February 3
19:46, 3 February 2021

The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Ruslan Khomchak
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Head of the General Staff of Ukraine Ruslan Khomchak supported the blocking of 112 Ukraine, NewsOne, and ZIK TV channels, as the General Staff reported.

“General-Colonel Ruslan Khomchak was present on February 2, 2021, at the meeting of the National Security and Defense Council and was among people who voted ‘for’ (blocking of TV channels),” the message said.

Related: EU evaluates consequences of imposing sanctions against 112 Ukraine, NewsOne, ZіK TV channels

On February 2, Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree on sanctions against 112 Ukraine, NewsOne, and ZiK TV channels. By this decree, he enforced the decision of the National Security and Defense Council on sanctions on the cancellation of the broadcasting licenses of the TV channels belonging to Taras Kozak (112 Ukraine, NewsOne, ZIK). According to the decree that is eligible since the moment of signature, the TV channels faced sanctions that will be active for five years. These sanctions make broadcasting impossible.

Earlier, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine demanded to close YouTube pages of 112 Ukraine, NewsOne, and ZIK TV channels.

Related: Nathan Gill: I am sure Europe to follow closely situation around 112 Ukraine, ZIK, NewsOne TV channels; prove its inadmissibility to Zelensky

Related: ZIK TV channel website moved to a new domain, the previous one was simply taken away

At the same time, Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament Dmytro Razumkov said that sanctions against TV channels are always bad.

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