The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine entitled the National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting expanded rights to imply sanctions towards TV and radio companies with no notice. This was announced by 112 Ukraine TV channel.
The amount of the recovering payment shall be defined in a new manner. Earlier it used to be agreed with the Cabinet of Ministers, from now on the sum shall be pegged against the cost of the license. Thus, the treasonable propaganda, stirring up race, ideological and religious hatred shall be charged at 25% of the license fee. Propaganda of the aggressor state, broadcasting of programs with fortunetellers, pornography shall be charged at 10% of the License fee, license violations will be charged in 5%.
“First, the provisions against abuse. Second, that’s what the Verkhovna Rada is for – to enforce current legislation. I’d like to remind that failure to abide the law involves responsibility,” first deputy of the head of the parliamentary committee on freedom of speech and informational policy Olha Chervakova stated.
"The National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine is now authorized to render violations at its sole discretion and implement sanctions prior to applying case for cancellation license to the court,” announced the lawyer of 112 Ukraine TV channel Ivan Voytovich.