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No Ukrainian television in Nikopol – Hromadske Radio

18.12.2023, 17:16

Digital broadcasting in Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk oblast, has been unavailable for over three months; the radio has been working intermittently, and newspapers have been out of print since the start of the full-scale war. The locals can only learn the news when Internet connection is available, reports the Hromadske Radio correspondent in Nikopol, Anna Tseluiko.

"T2 has not been working for us for over three months, there is no Ukrainian television in the city at all; Ukrainian radio only breaks through from time to time. People say that Russian raidowaves from the occupied territories, namely from Enerhodar in Zaporizhzhia oblast, even reach us, Russian radio... Newspapers have been out of print in the city since the beginning of the war as well, previously there used to be seven of them," said Tseluiko.

In her comment to the regional IMI representative, the representative of the National Council for Television and Radio Broadcasting in the Dnipropetrovsk oblast, Olena Demchenko, noted that they are aware of the problem.

"There is an issue with broadcasting in Nikopol. The radio is more or less there, with television it is worse. Just this morning, a drone hit the tower again and dislodged three antennas," said Olena Demchenko.

We remind you that in October 2023, Suspilne Dnipro reported that digital television was unavailable in the city due to Russian shelling. According to Yevhen Yevtushenko, the head of the Nikopol District Military Administration, the Russians are targeting telecom equipment and firing at repair crews. Moreover, the Russian television signal reaches Nikopol.

Nikopol has been under daily fire throughout the full-scale invasion. On the night of December 18, Russian troops shelled Nikopol with artillery, reported Serhiy Lysak, head of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Military Administration, on Telegram. Accordning to Lysak, Nikopol was attacked three times on December 17.

Earlier, the IMI reported that on March 9, 2023, the office of the local radio station "Nostalgie" was destroyed by Russian artillery fire.

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