All Ukrainian media are prohibited in the occupied territories,” the First Vice-Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Irina Gerashchenko said during her last meeting with the delegation of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly. She laid emphasis on this fact in connection with the information about the liberation of M.
Varfolomeyeva from captivity and ongoing trail of Crimean journalist Nikolai Semena.
“In the occupied territories of Donbas, as well as in the annexed Crimea, all Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar media are banned. Journalists become hostages and criminal cases are opened against them,” she wrote on her Facebook page.
It was reported earlier that President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko urged the owners of TV channels to increase the share of Ukrainian broadcast content.
It should be noted that last year, the so-called council of ministers of the "LPR" (Luhansk People’s Republic) adopted a resolution "on the limitation of broadcasting of some TV channels," and ordered the operators, engaged in retransmission, "to take measures to exclude those channels from the viewing grid." According to this document, 23 Ukrainian and 1 Russian TV channels lost their right to broadcast in the occupied territory of the Luhansk region. Militants consider Ukrainian media "foreign" and those that "harms national security."