President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky urged Ukrainians not to react to provocations concerning the announcement of the creation of a teleconference bridge with Russia, as he said in his video appeal.
Zelensky stated that the aim of this bridge is the separation of the people into two camps. He asked Ukrainians to stay calm.
“I ask you to stay calm and not to react to provocations. Our reaction will be respective to preserve calmness, order and informational security of the country,” he said.
As it was reported, on July 7, the head of Rossiya Segodnya (a Russian news agency owned by Russian government, - ed.) Dmitry Kiselyov announced a telephone Need to talk on air of Russian TV channel Rossiya and Ukrainian TV channel NewsOne.
On July 8, NewsOne informed that the telethon was canceled due to threats of physical harm posed to the TV channel, journalists and their families.