OFFICIAL POSITION OF THE MINISTRY WITH REGARD TO BROADCASTING ISSUES IN TEMPORARILY OCCUPIED TERRITORIES
The Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine calls upon its colleagues from the National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine to hold, at the earliest convenience, a meeting of the National Council and deal with the urgent matter of issuing permits for temporary broadcasting through a streamlined procedure.
Due to a sustained delay in the work of the National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine, a number of broadcasters cannot extend their current permits for temporary broadcasting. Therefore, they will be forced to halt their broadcasting in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions and in the areas adjacent to temporarily occupied Crimea. In addition, the issuing of new permits for temporary broadcasting is blocked, thus allowing Russian propaganda to hijack free frequencies.
Unless the National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine holds regular meetings and takes appropriate decisions, those issues will not be overcome.
In terms of information aggression of the Russian Federation, the stable Ukrainian broadcasting, including in territories with the special broadcasting regime—the Donetsk and Luhansk regions and six districts of the Kherson region,—is a priority of Ukraine’s information security.