March 17, Ukrainian broadcasting became available in the Russian occupied Crimea. Soon after the launch, the first radio listener who reached on the air, confirmed that the signal from the Chongar tower is available on the peninsula.
After the opening of the telecommunications tower at Chongar, Ukraine will speak with its citizens living in the occupied Crimea in three languages: Crimean Tatar, Ukrainian and Russian, the Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov reported to the correspondents.
"We have no other option to speak mother tongue with our people than from the mainland of Ukraine. For us it is very important. We will speak with Ukrainian people in the Crimea in three languages: Crimean Tatar, Ukrainian and Russian,” he said.
Chubarov also expressed hope that "acceptable formulas will be developed for the parties to broadcast the TV channel ATR, as well as Radio Meydan, Radio Leader, and others in the Crimea."