National Council to review broadcasting of show with Russian military on STB

Source : 112 Ukraine

The regulator noted that the decision will be made in accordance with existing legislation
17:05, 16 January 2017

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On January 19, National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine intends to consider the "Battle of psychics" show broadcast on Sunday by "STB" TV channel, prepared by “TNT” channel, starring Russian troops. It was reported by the press service of the National Council.

The show was recorded, the according units of the National Council instructed to monitor the materials in order to review them at the meeting.

The National Council notes that the broadcasting was actively criticized by the viewership and media community, who expressed their outrage and urged the regulator to respond adequately.

"The National Council will review the matter and make a decision in accordance with the current legislation,” the statement said.

Yesterday, January 16, a Russian version of the "Battle of psychics" show went public, where "people in camouflage” took part, including former and current Russian military. One of them openly admitted that he participated in the military action in Ukraine.

Chairman of the Board of JSC "International Media Center - STB" Vladimir Borodyanskiy apologized for the appearance of the show on air, calling it "unacceptable from a moral point of view." According to him, the translation of Russian version of the show will be stopped and staff who let it go on the air – fired.

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