Today the Ukrainian state has no actual influence on digital broadcasting. This is done by a private company “Zeonbud”, which Yanukovych once registered to control the sphere.
The leader of Samopomich, Andriy Sadovyi, said about this on the air of the “Right to Power” talk show.
“My colleagues in the parliament have been repeatedly raising this issue. Back in 2015, Samopomich submitted a bill on the nationalization of this structure. Because in the conditions of military aggression against us, this is nonsense!” noted Sadovyi.
The politician has also reminded that 112 Ukraine, the TV channel controlled by Medvedchuk, was supposed to stop its work still last year:
“Their license expired in September 2018. Why are they still on the air? Because the National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting, controlled by Petro Poroshenko, did not want to stop this. And this is a gross violation of the law.”
We shall recall that Sadovyi believes that in connection with frankly pro-Russian propaganda and attempts to hold teleconferences with Russian “colleagues”, the TV channels of Medvedchuk’s ally should be nationalized or at least deprived of their broadcasting licenses. Since we are talking about anti-Ukrainian activities, it is the National Security and Defence Council that should deal with this issue.