The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted in the first reading the draft law that reduces from 80% to 70% of airtime broadcast transmissions manufactured in Europe, USA and Canada on radio and television 7. 00 (8. 00 GMT) until 23. 00 (00. 00 MSK).
the proper decision was supported by 231 people's the people's choice At the required minimum of 226 votes.
The document envisages introduction of changes into the law of Ukraine on television and radio broadcasting, According to which licensees, except satellite broadcasting, from 7. 00 to 23. 00 are required to adhere to the following proportions between the Ukrainian and foreign programs: programs of European manufacture, as well as the USA and Canada must be More than 70% of the total volume of weekly broadcasting, and among them not less than 50% - transfer of Ukrainian origin. Under current law, television and radio companies are required to establish programmes of European production, More than 80% of airtime, and among them More than 50% - programs the Ukrainian manufacture.
in the explanatory paper To the law it is reported that the transfer of European production application is created by one or several legal entities - residents of countries that have ratified the European Convention on transfrontier broadcasting. Such programs also include programs, custom-designed for legal entities residents of countries that have ratified the Convention, provided that their manufacturers are also individuals who are residents of such countries.
The draft says that " if the transfer is made by order or With the assistance of one or more legal entities - residents of the country, which is recognized by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine by the aggressor state (an invader), such transfer will not be deemed a transfer of European or Ukrainian origin ".
before the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the message that Russia is called " an aggressor ", because Kiev believes that Russia is interfering in Ukraine and is a party to the conflict in the Donbas. Evidence of this was provided. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation called the statement " public unsubstantiated innuendo ". First, Moscow has stated many times that not privy To the events in the South-East of Ukraine, does not supply the militia military equipment and ammunition, not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.