21 October 2016

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Inter TV Channel blockade ends: peace deal reached

Inter TV Channel insists it held no talks with rally organizers after the latter claim that the deal has been reached, Ukraine Today reports.

Earlier one of the rally coordinators and a member of St. Maria battalion, Oleksiy Serdiuk, reported that the activists and the TV Channel representatives have come to an agreement, according to Ukraine Today.

The man said that within five days, the channel had to change its editorial policy and dismiss Ihor Shuvalov who is the Deputy Director for development at National Informational Systems, which is a news producer for Inter. Oleksiy Serdiuk said, "if the channel fails to observe the deal, the blockade will be resumed in a more radical way."

National police chief: No detainees in Inter TV Channel arson caseThe events started on Sunday, when protesters set car tires ablaze outside the news department office of Inter TV, which is located in a different part of Kyiv from the main HQ. The fire soon spread inside of the building.

Activists declared an indefinite rally outside the central office. They pitched tents, spent a night in them and promised not to let employees in "until the TV channel stops broadcasting Russian propaganda."

Ukraine's Inter TV channel survives two arson attempts, no deaths reported (Photos)The TV channel website reads that Inter has already appealed to the Interior Ministry, the Prosecutor General's Office and Ukraine's Security Service regarding law breach, and has filed 10 claims on obstruction of journalists' activities.

Yesterday, the National Police representatives received video footage from CCTV cameras of the company.

See’s video section for more of the latest news from Ukraine in video from Ukraine Today, Ukraine’s 24-hour English-language news channel.

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