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Ukraine Bans Broadcasts Of Independent Russian TV Station Dozhd

17.01.2017, 13:55

The National Radio and TV Council (NRTC) on January12 ordered Ukrainian broadcasters to stop airing reports by Dozhd within a month after the official publication of the decision.

Serhiy Kostynskyy is saying that Dozhd had infringed on Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity when it aired an image showing the boundary with Crimea as the state border, suggesting that Crimea is part of Russia.

Russia seized control of Crimea in 2014, but Kyiv and most of the rest of the world continue to consider the Black Sea peninsula part of Ukraine.

Kostynskyy also claimed Dozhd had violated Ukrainian law by sending reporters to Crimea via Moscow instead of through the Ukrainian-controlled crossing point at the peninsula’s northern end.

Radio Liberty

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