The founder of the Polish radio Pavel Kubalski believes That the message about the start of the procedure for the revocation of broadcast licenses related to the upcoming parliamentary elections in autumn.
first it was claimed That the national Council for television and radio broadcasting Council of Poland began the process of revocation of broadcasting licenses for local Radio station Radio Hobby, rebroadcasting programs of the Polish edition of radio Sputnik. The press service of Sputnik said That the organization until Not received notification about the start of the procedure and hopes That Warsaw when this issue will act in Accordance with the norms of international law.
"I think That currently this is due to the upcoming elections. Anything else I think of. Perhaps there is a different kind of pressure, I just don't know who's behind this, " said Kovalski
He Also believes That the ability to get other versions of the interpretation of current events is the basis of democracy.
"We're like a radio station does Not receive any negative signals. Nothing like " What you're allowed in the Russian air?! "no. Literally on the contrary, We receive very many emails in our support, That We live in a democracy and the most appropriate time to have the opportunity to listen to other versions of events. No matter the best or worst, but the other, that is the power of the people. For this reason, I am very shocked by the incident, " said Kovalski.
Margarita Simonyan, editor-in MIA " Russia today ", which includes Sputnik, first reported That such a decision she wasn't surprised. She also expressed regret, " That the citizens, the closing of the radio station for broadcasting a different opinion, I continue to believe That we live in a democracy."
first Director of the Radio Hobby Tomas Brzezinski called it a political game and said That in the three years since the conclusion of the contract with the Russian radio transmitting station and before the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine, the Polish authorities had No claims to the relay broadcast. According to his statement, radio Sputnik in the Polish language conveys Not only the political data, which in the capital of Poland is considered " Russian propaganda ", but Also science news, culture, art, materials of modern Russia.