The owner of the TV channel "112 Ukraine" Andrey Podsypku asked for asylum in Belgium due to political pressure at home, said the former creative producer of TV channel Viktor Zubritsky.
Zubritsky told the Ukrainian edition of " Detector media ", that "the documents for obtaining the status of political refugee enjoyed Podshipnikovym at the beginning of the year," the reason was political pressure.
first in the Ukrainian media appeared information about the fact that the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko intends to acquire media assets, among which the television channel " 112. Ukraine ". On the first day of the week, September 26, on the official Internet representation of the channel posted a message, stating about the fact that TV channel " does not cease to feel the pressure from the authorities, the deprivation of channel licenses to broadcast are already being considered by the court." Because of this television channel " refers cautiously to a new round of scandal surrounding its sale, because until now it is unknown what the purpose of its initiators ". On the same day, the European politicians and public figures appealed to the government of Ukraine with the request to adhere to the principles of political pluralism, and respect for the independence of the media and the rights of the opposition. Official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova had previously stated that " Ukraine (not a country but a system) is becoming a mass grave of correspondents and journalism." Mass media of America noted that against correspondents in Ukraine started a real "massacre" and an inadequate reaction of the Ukrainian authorities, said the unwillingness and inability to really deal with threats in the media.