Perpetrators interrupt broadcast of debates
Broadcast of 1+1 TV channel was interrupted in the city of Chernihiv on July 23, at approximately 22:50 Kyiv time, within “Osnova-TV” cable network
It should be noted that during the time of interruption, a political talk show "The right to rule" was being broadcast, where the notorious election campaign in constituency No 205 in Chernihiv was discussed, among other things.
According to information received from a competent source, fiber cable was damaged between Chernihiv TV/radio transmitting center and the main station of Osnova TV cable operator
It should be noted that, among all of cables in the Ukrtelecom well, only the 1 + 1 TV channel cable has been damaged, which indicates that the damage has been inflicted deliberately. Moreover, the perpetrator knew the structure of cabling.
1 + 1 Media Group will send official appeals to the cable operator and the National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council. Meanwhile, the Group considers this incident to be politically motivated. In addition, the Group is preparing a lawsuit and reports to law enforcement agencies with aiming to initiate investigations and prosecute those responsible.
Broadcast was restored a few hours after the said incident.