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Security Council did not disconnect Pershiy Nezalezhniy TV channel, - Secretary

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Pershiy Nezalezhniy TV channel was disconnected from broadcasting an hour after its start under the pressure of the authorities and law enforcement agencies
20:55, 26 February 2021

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov
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Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksiy Danilov stated that the NSDC has nothing to do with the disconnection of Pershiy Nezalezhniy TV channel in an hour since the beginning of broadcasting.

Today, February 26, the journalists of TV channels illegally closed by President Volodymyr Zelensky united and created new TV channel – Pershiy Nezalezhniy. In an hour after the beginning of broadcasting, Pershiy Nezalezhniy TV channel was disconnected under the pressure of the authorities and law enforcement agencies.

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When the journalist asked whether or not the issue of blocking of Pershiy Nezalezhniy TV channel was discussed during today’s NSDC meeting, Danilov said the following:

“This issue (about the blocking of the TV channel, - 112.international) was not considered. Concerning the situation with satellites, other things – it is the economic matters of people who deal with them; we have nothing to do with it,” he noted.

“Colleagues, I have already underlined the last time and I underline one more time: we work only with facts. If it takes place, if we have a democratic country. If the new TV channel, old or some other violates the legislation of Ukraine; if it works in favor of a foreign state; it will urgently fall under the sanctions of the apparatus of the National Security and Defense Council for hearing at the NSDC meeting,” Danilov concluded.

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On February 2, 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).

Today, on February 26, the journalists of TV channels illegally closed by President Volodymyr Zelensky united and created a new TV channel – Pershiy Nezalezhniy.

On the same day, Pershiy Nezalezhniy TV channel was disconnected from broadcasting an hour after its start under the pressure of the authorities and law enforcement agencies.

 

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