Oleh Bereziuk: “The state possesses the mechanisms that can prevent the teleconference and even any talks about it”

The leader of the Samopomich Union faction Oleg Bereziuk calls the announced teleconference between the Russian and Ukrainian channels a pre-election provocation. However, according to the lawmaker, the state possesses all the mechanisms necessary to prevent this propagandist teleconference.

“Today, the Ukrainian state has everything necessary – the National Council on TV and Radio Broadcasting, the courts, the National Security and Defence Council, which can stop this informational aggression and provocation, whose scenario is being developed in Russia and implemented in our country on the eve of the elections. This can be done quickly and without any talks.”

The TV teleconference between the Russian propaganda broadcaster Russia24 and the Ukrainian channel NewsOne (associated with Putin’s friend V. Medvedchuk) was announced on July 12. According to Oleh Bereziuk, there are two important things here:

“On the one hand, this is the Russian imperial weapon against Ukraine and the neglect of Ukrainian legislation and sovereignty. On the other hand, this is a tool of provocation and distraction of Ukraine’s attention from very serious things that are happening behind the scenes of this game.”

In the end, the Ukrainian channel refused to hold the teleconference because of the “threat to journalists”. However, the very idea of organizing such a teleconference with a propaganda mouthpiece appeared for a reason.

“This is a consequence of the policy of connivance towards Russian agents inside our country, pursued by the previous government, and the uncertainty of the position of the current government. This is a consequence of the criminal inaction of the previous president Poroshenko and the law enforcement agencies of Ukraine. Unfortunately, Medvedchuk has been in Ukraine for all this time violating Ukrainian legislation and no one punished him for this, no one even sent him out of the country.”

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