TS News - Crimeans Protest Ukrainian Ban On Russia TV

TELE-satellit News, 25 October 1996

Crimeans Protest Ukrainian Ban On Russia TV
  MOSCOW, Russia, 96/10/25 (OMRI) -- Some 200 people picketed the Crimean
parliament to protest the recent ban on Russian Public TV broadcasts in
Ukraine, Ukrainian media reported on 23 October. Crimean deputies warned the
move could lead to a significant deterioration in the situation on the
peninsula. The Crimean government has requested that Kyiv maintain Russian
broadcasting in Crimea, while the Ukrainian government alleges that Russian
Public TV has run up a large debt for broadcasting in Ukraine. Russian radio
programs were squeezed out of Ukraine in 1993.

  By: Oleg Varfolomeyev
  Source: This material was reprinted with permission of the Open Media Research
          Institute, a nonprofit organization with research offices in
Prague, Czech
          Republic. For more information on OMRI publications, please write to:

(c)TELE-satellit 1996. All rights reserved.

[Other mailing list archives]