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GPO instituted proceeding for attepmted high treason due to TV link-up

08.07.2019, 17:11
On July 8th, the General Prosecutor's Office has instituted  proceeding on attempted high treason, due to providing media support to the subversive activity against Ukraine that the NewsOne TV channel would commit by holding TV link-up "Need to Talk" with the Russian channel "Russia 24", as the Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko told in Facebook, Tyzhden.ua reported. "Due to the intentions of the TV channel" NewsOne" to hold a joint TV link-up with the sanctioned Russian TV channel today, the GPU has instituted proceeding on an attempt to commit high treason by providing media support to subversive activity targeting Ukraine. Those who are involved,  from the owner of the TV channel to the anchorman who announced it, are subpoenaed. The request to put the assets under arrest is being prepared," he wrote. On July 7, Russian presenter Dmitry Kiselev announced in the program “News of the week”that a joint teleconference “Need to talk” with the Ukrainian TV channel NewsOne belonging to the ally of Viktor Medvedchuk, Taras Kozak, was to be held on July 12. NewsOne has announced that it is launching a joint project with the Russian television channel “Russia 24” “Need to talk”, since they decided  to launch discussion between “the peoples of the two countries, and not the politicians.” The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) initiates an urgent extraordinary meeting of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), aiming to impose some sanctions to legal entities which are broadcasting under the logos “112 Ukraine” and NewsOne TV channels. The National Council on Television and Radio is going to hold an extraordinary meeting on July 9 due to announced TV link-up between NewsOne and Russia 24. On July 8th, the head of state Volodymyr Zelensky criticized the project “Need to talk”, TV link-up that NewsOne and Russian TV channel Russia 24, had, as PR stunt   ahead of parliamentary election. Russia 24.
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