Zelensky: I won’t close any TV channels, have no rights, authorities to do this

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky emphasizes that he is committed to freedom of speech, and “closing television channels” isn’t stipulated in his powers.

Zelensky: I won't close any TV channels, have no rights, authorities to do this

“I really respect every channel, and the News One channel too. I have never closed a single channel in my life. I am personally for freedom of speech, and you know it well. I will never close any channels in my life, I have no right, I don’t have an authority for this,” he said during a trip to Rivne region on Tuesday, answering a question from a journalist of News One TV channel.

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4 comments

  1. Who owns all the channels. Possibly some different on paper owners, but kissing cousins all the same. Could be a monopoly there.
    Reports of oligarch strong arms with guns and chain saws going to persuade a business owner to “sell” comes to my minds eye regarding recent change of ownership.

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