The creation of the new Ukrainian-Crimean Tatar radio "Hayat", which currently broadcasts on the territory of the Kherson region and on the Internet, is socially conditioned and has an exceptionally positive character. Sergei Kostinsky, a member of the Ukrainian National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council made a corresponding statement during a press conference on "Launching new radio stations to develop broadcasting to the territory of the Crimea".
“To date, Ukrainian radio content is practically absent on the border with the occupied Crimea. This area is commercially unattractive. Therefore, the creation of the new radio "Hayat" is a positive moment, as the content should be created only by independent media, and broadcasting should be carried out exclusively on social need," he said.
Sergei Kostinsky went on saying that all the work that is being done to restore broadcasting in the occupied territories is carried out by the state together with business representatives.
“Both the state and private media representatives have united for one purpose. It does not sound pretentious, it's a right thing," Kostinsky added.
Reportedly, September 5, the Ukrainian parliament adopted in the first reading the bill number 5547, which will allow issuing licenses for broadcasting to the ATO zone and the occupied Crimea under a simplified procedure.