The government and personally president Zelensky made the decision to destroy three opposition TV channels: 112 Ukraine, NewsOne, and ZiK, and to impose sanctions against the holding's owner.
The National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) made the decision to shut down three TV channels. Acting under the direct order of the President, the NSDC banned the action of TV channels that belong to Novyny (News) media holding - on a trumped-up reason.
We assess this decision by the NSDC and President Zelensky as political execution against the dissenting media.
We believe that the government, which doesn't have a single reason to talk about success keeps only favored media running, as long as they lie to the people of Ukraine about the "unprecedented success."
TV channels 112 Ukraine, NewsOne, and ZIK intend to fight for the right to broadcast for Ukrainians, to bring truth to citizens, and to stay on the air.
We turn to the President of Ukraine: if you close the dissenting TV channels, the situation will not improve. The figures in gas bills won't shrink. The vaccination campaign from coronavirus will not begin. And the savage of radicals won't stop. So mind your business instead of what you're doing now.
And we'll keep telling the truth to Ukrainian citizens.