Poroshenko on blocking NewsOne: Any pressure on media unacceptable

14:58, 04 December 2017
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says both exerting pressure on the media by blocking media outlets and following Russian propaganda's lead in assessing the Revolution of Dignity are inadmissible.

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"Any pressure on the media, and especially their blocking, is unacceptable. It is also unacceptable to try to justify the actions of the aggressor country against Ukraine, following Russian propaganda's lead, including in such matters as the evaluation of the Revolution of Dignity. Sometimes such actions are a reaction to the inaction of those agencies that must react promptly," he wrote on Facebook.

Read alsoSavchenko makes controversial statement on Euromaidan (Video)In addition, Poroshenko noted that the National Council for Television and Radio Broadcasting should more effectively regulate the media space.

As UNIAN reported, a message was posted on the website of NewsOne on December 3 that a group of unknown people in military uniform had blocked the entrance to the premises of the TV channel. They demanded change in its policy.

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