Ukrainian radio begins to broadcast in Russian-occupied Crimea

15:54, 10 February 2017

Ukrainian Radio began broadcasting its programs in the annexed Crimea. It is now possible thanks to the newly built 150-meters tall TV tower in Chongar, Kherson region, southern Ukraine.

The very project of the tower costs 140,000 U.S. dollars, Ukraine’s Information Ministry says. At first, residents of Crimea will be able to listen to programs by Channel 1 of the Ukrainian Radio; later, other channels of the state-run radio company will join in.

The broadcasting signal reaches Dzhankoi, in the northern part of Crimea, and it is also received in and around Simferopol, the capital of the Russian-occupied peninsula.

Next, the TV tower in Chongar will be equipped with transmitters for digital broadcasting of other Ukrainian radio channels in Crimea.