Zelensky: No Information Monopolies in Ukraine
The president said that media monopolies will be addressed after the Parliament elections
Photo President Zelensky Press Office
Monopolization of TV space, especially by people with pro-Russian views, is inadmissible during the war. This was stated by President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, in Boryspil on July 10, 2019, answering a question about NewsOne TV channel, which recently intended to hold a teleconference with one of the Kremlin owned and controlled Russian TV channels.
“During the war, any people who do not have pro-Ukrainian views cannot monopolize the Ukrainian channel. We must deal with this,” Zelensky emphasized.
He said that the issue would be settled at the legislative level after the election of the new Verkhovna Rada.
“There will be no information monopolies in Ukraine,” he stressed.
“We will not let people like Mr. [Viktor] Medvedchuk [owner of NewsOne, among other media properties] to monopolize our Ukrainian television,” Zelensky added.