As reported on the website of the State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting, Russia has unleashed an information war against Ukraine. According to the staff of the committee, the Russian media "have long been promoting encroachment on the territorial integrity of" Ukraine, thereby "inciting ethnic hatred," "cultivating violence and xenophobia."
According to the State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting, the Russian state-owned media have “enormous financial resources”, with the help of which a “parallel reality of a terrible threat” is created, following the “worst examples of totalitarian regimes”. Russian propaganda, confident in the State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting, is trying to distort the desire of the Ukrainian people to live in their own independent, free, democratic and European state.
The report of the State TV and Radio Committee notes that the Russian media deliberately impose on the citizens of the Russian Federation and Ukraine the opinion that Russia has the exclusive right to interfere in the internal affairs of another state. "In fact, Russia supports terrorists, separatists and traitors of the Ukrainian people and its state," the committee said in a statement.
In this regard, the State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting proposed the government to suspend the agreement with Russia on cooperation in the field of information. The first article of this document states that the parties "will contribute to the creation of favorable conditions for a wide and free mutual dissemination of information with a view to further enhancing knowledge about the life of the peoples of their states."
At the same time, according to the last - 13 article - of the document, the termination of the agreement "will not affect programs and projects whose implementation has already begun, nor will it affect the validity of contracts concluded on its basis."
The Deputy Minister of Communications and Mass Media of Russia, Alexei Volin, in response to the actions of the State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting, said that he considered illegitimate the possible break by Kiev of an information agreement. “Such decisions should be made by legitimately formed authorities of Ukraine. I would wait for such authorities to appear there, and then talk,” Volina quotes Interfax.
Earlier, on March 11, the Ukrainian authorities demanded that Vesti, Russia 24, Channel One. The World Wide Web, RTR Planeta and NTV Mir be disconnected in the country. Thus, they hoped to ensure information security, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. On the territory of the Crimea, which from March 21 became a subject of the Russian Federation, on the contrary, turned off the Ukrainian channels.