1+1 Media Group shuts down the Ukraine Today
1+1 Media Group shuts down the project on January 1, 2017
Ukraine Today - international news project set up by commercial broadcaster 1+1 Media Group - is forced to cease its operations.
The project began in August 2014. Ukraine Today's main purpose was to counter information war waged on Ukraine by Russian propaganda media outlets following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
The launch of Ukraine Today served more of a social purpose rather than business interests. There was no public equivalent which could provide the same function. "We all understand that our company as well as the whole country is going through difficult times. Today, we cannot afford to have a project without a clearly defined business component," CEO of 1+1 media group Alexander Tkachenko said.