President of Ukraine signed the Law "On the international broadcasting system of Ukraine"


28 December 2015, President Petro Poroshenko signed the Law № 856-VIII “On the international broadcasting system of Ukraine”. After the signing the Head of State commented that today, in times of hybrid war, this is an issue of survival of our country, the issue of effective counteracting the propaganda work that is carried out by representatives of the aggressor country against our state through spending hundreds of millions.

Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine Yurii Stets said: “Ukraine should be known not only as a country which now has a large number of problems, but also as a country with its history, culture, charm, good investment climate, opportunities of tourism and that kind and good people live here”.

In turn, First Deputy Chairman of the VRU Committee on Freedom of Speech and Information Policy Olga Chervakova assured that the Committee will control the fulfillment of the law and if necessary change is required will act accordingly. “We will be doing this work. For us it is a matter of honor, it’s not just our reputation – it is a matter of reputation of our country in the world”- she added.
Recall that on 1 October, 2015, the launch of the International broadcasting multimedia platform of Ukraine was held and the above mentioned law is a legal driving force for this platform.
Recall that 8 December, 2015, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine voted in second reading for a draft law of the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine “On international broadcasting system of Ukraine”, submitted by the Government to the Parliament on 07.13.2015 by the number 2334.