The national Council for television and radio broadcasting of Ukraine deprived license Ukrainian version of Euronews TV channel at the request of the National television company of Ukraine (NTCU), which carries out broadcasting.
The draft resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine intention to close the television channel was posted on the Internet office of the state Committee for television and broadcasting in the country on the first day of the week. In the explanatory paper for the draft decision, it is reported that it is required so that the Project does not pay off, and in the budget for 2014 has not been generally laid financing, the debt from the Ukrainian side.
As said on Thursday at a meeting of the national Council 1st Deputy Director General of the National television company Alexander Harbin, NTU asked the Council to revoke the license Euronews due to legal problems.
for example, it concerns the fact that the journalistic staff of the Ukrainian Euronews was formed when the old Ukrainian authorities, is housed in the headquarters of Euronews in Lyon (France), and the current leadership of the National television company of Ukraine has no opportunity to influence their actions prior to the expiration date of the license for broadcasting.
before the head of the state Duma's CIS Affairs Leonid Slutsky said that the closure of the channel Euronews Ukraine's talking about the fact that Kiev don't care about freedom of speech, it is " more than a strange decision."