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Pryamyy TV banned from meetings with Zelensky in USA

02.09.2021, 13:20
Photo credit: Youtube Pryamyy
Photo credit: Youtube Pryamyy

Pryamy TV reported that its journalists did not have access to the events organized by the Presidential Office in USA. At the same time, they could attend all the events with the participation of the USgovernment.

Kateryna Lisunova, the special correspondent of Pryamy in the United States said it on September 1 by, according to Pryamy website.

"I have an easy access to all events involving the US government. The only thing I am not let in, are the private events organized by the Office of the Ukrainian President, which is stunning. But we have full access to all government offices in the United States, because the United States abide by the First Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees media freedom. Unfortunately, there is no such amendment in Ukraine yet. But even under our legislation, it seems that the Ukrainian president is actualy unable to comply with the Ukrainian Constitution, ” Lisunova said.

As IMI reported, on August 30, Pryamiy TV channel was denied access to the information about the meeting of the Presidents of Ukraine and the United States Volodymyr Zelensky and Joe Biden in Washington. Kateryna Lisunova, a special correspondent for Pryamy TV reported it from the United States on 30 of August, . 

On August 22, the Pryamiy TV channel reported that their journalists had been denied accreditation for events with the participation of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel.

As IMI reported, on August 30, Hromadske claimed that they had not been accredited for the meeting in Washington of the Presidents of Ukraine and the United States Volodymyr Zelensky and Joe Biden. A spokesman for the President of Ukraine, Serhiy Nikiforov, said that the situation was due to a "small quota" set aside by the White House for the media.

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