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VGTRK says no reason to cancel TV link with Ukrainian channel - Interfax-Ukraine

08.07.2019, 17:21
The Russian national state TV and radio broadcasting company (VGTRK) sees no reason to call off the TV link with the Ukrainian channel NewsOne. "We have no reason to cancel the TV link," a VGTRK representative told Interfax-Ukraine. 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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