Government imposes sanctions on another pro-Russian TV station

11 February 2022, 08:24 PM

Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) has shut down another pro-Russian TV station Nash (Ukrainian for ‘ours’), Oleksiy Danilov, the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) announced following the council’s meeting on Feb. 11.

Danilov said the closure was imposed at the request of Ukraine’s SBU security service, will last for five years, and will target the following companies: Nasha Praha, Nash 24, Nash 365, as well as another Cyprus-registered entity.

“(We’ve) imposed restrictive sanctions against Nasha Praha, against Nash 24, Nash 365, and against the company which is, according to our data, the owner of all these companies, and is registered in the city of Limassol on Cyprus,” Danilov said.

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While Nash has been broadcasting since Nov. 19 2014, Danilov said he didn’t know Nash even existed until recently.

“To be honest, I tuned in to your station for the first time yesterday; I had no idea you exist,” Danilov said while responding to a question from one of the journalists from Nash.

In December 2021, NSDC introduced the same kind of sanctions against pro-Russian TV stations First Independent and UkrLive.

Nash TV is owned by Yevhen Murayev, pro-Russian politician and businessman. In January the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office reported Murayev was being considered by the Kremlin to become the head of the puppet regime of the Ukrainian government.

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