: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Ukraine shuts TV channels owned by Russia-friendly tycoon

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine has shut several television channels owned by a Russia-linked magnate in what the nation’s president described Wednesday as a necessary move to fight Kremlin propaganda.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said stopping the broadcasts and blocking the assets of the three channels was a “difficult” but necessary decision.

“Ukraine strongly supports freedom of speech,” Zelenskiy tweeted. “Not propaganda financed by the aggressor country that undermines Ukraine on its way to the EU and EuroAtlantic integration. Fight for independence is fight in the information war for truth and European values.”

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Source:: KXAN