Chairman of the Political Council of Opposition Platform - For Life party and MP Viktor Medvedchuk believes that the orders on destroying the independent TV channels come directly from the Office of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky. The Office is headed by Andriy Bohdan. He said that on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.
"So you named Mrs. Vasylevska-Smahliuk which is accused of corruption, but you forgot about Mr. Tkachenko, the Chairman of the so-called Committee on Informational and Humanitarian Policy who actually started fighting against the channels, who spoke about it openly in the parliament, who said that he was going to close and destroy the channels. Why did he say so? Is that why he was a former Head and owner of 1+1 TV channel? That is why he is close to Mr. Kolomoisky and he follows his and Mr. Soros's orders and of course, Mr. Zelensky's, first of all," the MP stated.
"As the extermination policy of the channels and the independent mass media comes exactly from the center on Bankova Street where the Office of the President is located, headed by Mr. Bohdan, and which is evaluated in the European Parliament and which puts pressure on judges while they are making decisions relating to the independent TV channels. Mr. Zelensky, the President of the country, dictates this policy and is the author of the policy on mass media destruction," Medvedchuk added.