The national TV council could pull the plug on Inter channel / Photo from rusbase.vc

Writing on Facebook, Kateryna Kotenko said: “The National Council at its first meeting [of the year] will consider the broadcast on New Year’s night. Write to complain about everything that you saw. Thank you.”

The Inter broadcast, which featured Russian singing stars who have publically supported separatism in eastern Ukraine, was heavily criticized by several Ukrainian politicians. Performing were singer Iosif Kobzon, who has been declared persona non grata in Ukraine, along with singers Valeria, Oleg Gazmanov, Nikolay Baskov, and others.

After the broadcasting of the show on Inter, National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov said that the National Council on Television and Radio should immediately consider revoking the channel’s license, and Minister of Information Policy Yuri Stets said he would table in parliament a bill under which Russian artists will not be allowed to be shown on Ukrainian TV channels.