Appeal of the National Council to Ursula von der Leyen and Josep Borrel
The National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine takes this opportunity to express our deep respect to you and all European nations that show their support to Ukraine these days.
We were excited with the Decision (CFSP) 2022/351 amending Decision 2014/512/CFSP and imposing further restrictive measures against Russian propaganda media, as well as Regulation (EU) 2022/350 amending Council Regulation (EU) No 833/2014 concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilizing the situation in Ukraine.
At the same time, we want to point your attention to the fact, that not only Russia Today and Sputnik are bombarding minds and hearts of Europeans. Russian Federation has a huge fleet of propaganda TV channels that broadcast in Russian language and – using European satellite platforms and free-to-air uncoded signals – cover the whole European continent with the dirtiest programming mankind could imagine. All this programming targeted to those who understand Russian – citizens of Ukraine, Moldova, Baltic states and millions and millions of people who are living of temporarily staying in Europe. And the most awful fact that this programming comes from satellites that are under European jurisdiction – Eutelsat Communications SA (France) and SES S.A. (Luxemburg).
We do believe that it will be very important and vitally useful if ANNEX IX (LIST OF LEGAL PERSONS, ENTITIES OR BODIES REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 4g) to Decision 2014/512/CFSP will also include following TV channels:
VGTRK: Rossiya 1, Rossiya 24, RTR Planeta
JSV Channel One: Channel One, Channel One Europe
JSV NTV: NTV, NTV24
JSV “TV company Petersburgh”: 5th Channel
Mentioned above Russian channels belong to businesses already sanctioned by the countries of the world to block bloody money earning.