Ukrainian state national are not going to broadcast the matches of the Ukrainian team at the youth world Cup (under 20 years), As the General sponsor of the tournament is the Russian Company " Gazprom ", said the CEO of the National television company of Ukraine Zurab Alasania.
Youth world championship on football among players up to 20 years in New Zealand.
"As General Director of NTU, I have the right of final decision on procurement broadcasts. And this decision reads: "UA: First" will not broadcast the event, General sponsored by Gazprom of Russia. Yeah, I know: "science, culture And sport are outside politics." However, there are times When the policy comes to science, culture And sport, without asking whether they want to or not. The time has come, " he said in explanation.
He has supplemented his words by the fact that As a citizen of Ukraine believes that the national team had to withdraw from the competition because " this sponsorship ".
in April, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the law on creation in Ukraine of the public television. When the draft law was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada, specified that public television And radio broadcasting of Ukraine is created in the form of PJSC "national public broadcasting company of Ukraine, "channel" UA: First', 100% of whose shares are owned by the state.