The National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting has revoked the licences for the channels Nash, Maxi-TV, NewsOne, 112 Ukraine, Z Zik, UkrLive, and The First Independent. It is noted that this happened due to sanctions imposed on them by decisions of the National Security and Defence Council.
The regulatory body passed the relevant decision at a meeting on 8 June.
"This has finally become possible thanks to the new Law on Media. We've been battling this for years, but the company challenged the National Council's decisions in court, the cases dragged on, and russian propaganda was disseminated on air," the National Council stated.
As the regulator specified, according to the new law, when a broadcaster is subjected to a sanction, it loses its licence.
Background. Mind had previously reported that the Law on Media had come into effect in Ukraine.