The management of the TV channel says the cause of the recent events surrounding the investigation of the fatal road accident in Yamelne with the car from the motorcade of TV channel investor Petro Dyminsky, the owner's refusal to "transfer the channel for management for 3 years".
"With such a proposal, people's deputy from Petro Poroshenko Bloc Hlib Zagoriy and his wife Yekateryna Kotenko (ex-member of the National TV Council) recently addressed Lviv businessman, who is currently abroad, on behalf of the Presidential Administration. After this unsuccessful illegal seizure attempt began manipulations of public opinion by law enforcement agencies about Dyminsky's involvement in the road accident," the statement said.
As it was reported earlier after Kotenko was appointed to the National TV Council, she was often seen in the Presidential Administration, and earlier, before her appointment to the National Council, she had her office in the PA. Also, media wrote that Kotenko participated in the "seizure plan” of 112 Ukraine.
Kotenko resigned from the National Council on TV, where she worked for about two years, in early August 2016.
As it was reported earlier the law enforcement bodies conduct searches in the office of the news agency and TV channel Zik in Lviv. This was reported on September 6th by the PR-department of the channel.
"The reason for the searches is allegedly investigation in the case with a fatal accident involving a car belonging to the investor of ZIK Petro Dyminsky," the statement said.