Acting SBU Head addresses to the President of Ukraine on convening an extraordinary meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine
Acting SBU Head Ivan Bakanov, initiates before the President of Ukraine, the head of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine an urgent convene of the extraordinary meeting of the CNSD of Ukraine.
"I find it totally unacceptable to organize the teleconference bridge by the "NewsOne” TV Channel with the main propaganda channel of the aggressor country, which is under sanctions," - stressed acting SBU Head Ivan Bakanov. "The SBU sent to the leaders of the media holding ”Novyny” (TV channels "112 Ukraine","NewsOne” and "ZIK") reports of responsibility for joint activities with the channel "Russia” and other broadcasters of the state-aggressor under the sanctions of the CNSD of Ukraine" - Bakanov informed.
At the same time, in accordance with the Resolution of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine dated October 4, 2018, No. 2589-VIII (initiated by the Security Service of Ukraine in October 2018) at the meeting of the CNSD of Ukraine it is proposed to take a decision on application of personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions) to legal entities, carrying out broadcasting under logos "112 Ukraine" and "NewsOne" and put them into effect by the corresponding Decree of the President of Ukraine.
Also, acting SBU Head appealed to the National Council of Ukraine on Television and Radio Broadcasting regarding the possibility of warning the above-mentioned subjects of information activity about the inadmissibility of violation of licensing requirements and current legislation (cooperation with legal entities of Russia, which are in the sanction list of the National Security and Defense Council), which could be the basis for imposing fines on them.
On July 07, 2019, the head of the Russian state television and radio companies VGTRK and MIA "Russia Today" D. Kiselev announced conducting on July 12, 2019, in the broadcasts of the Russian television channel "Russia" and Ukrainian channel "NewsOne" of telethon "It is necessary to talk. Them.” that have gained wide public resonance.
It should be recalled that with the assistance of the SBU and public activists, the "NewsOne" and "112 Ukraine" channels are included in the sanction list by the Resolution of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine dated October 4, 2018, No. 2589-VIII.
We believe that the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, at an extraordinary meeting, in accordance with the said Resolution of the Verkhovna Rada, should decide on the application of personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions) to legal entities broadcasting under the logos "112 Ukraine" and " NewsOne ", and put them into effect by the relevant Decree of the President of Ukraine.
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