The National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine adopted the decision unanimously to give to NewsOne TV channel the third and the last warning with the further legal recourse to revoke the license. The official website of the TV channel stated that.
Thus, the Council decided to punish the channel for incitement to hatred and inviting guests who were called as "hates speech".
But the representatives of the Council assured the leadership, TV presenters, journalists and editors of NewsOne TV channel that the license could not be taken away yet, and everything would be solved in the court. Unfortunately, the arguments of the channel management were not taken into consideration by the National Council. Maybe, they did not want to hear them, giving the floor to nationalists who appeared in the hall of the court in an unclear way. It is known that guests may be passed if only to be included to the previous list.
NewsOne regards it as a crack-down on the freedom of expression and implementation of censorship.
The management of the TV channel turned to President of the European Council and Ukraine's big friend Donald Tusk seeking to "draw attention to the outrageous situation with the freedom of speech in Ukraine".