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Ukraine: Dozens protest planned teleconference with Russian channel outside TV station 02:08

Ukraine: Dozens protest planned teleconference with Russian channel outside TV station

Ukraine, Kiev
July 8, 2019 at 21:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozens of people gathered outside the office of Ukrainian TV Channel NewsOne to protest against a planned teleconference between Russia’s Rossiya 1 on Monday.

Protesters were seen chanting slogans and lighting flares.

The teleconference was announced on Sunday during the 'Vesti Nedeli' [news of the week] show of the Russian state TV channel Rossiya 1. It was meant to connect Rossiya 1 and NewsOne on Friday.

NewsOne cancelled the event on Monday, citing threats directed towards their employees.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called it a ‘cheap, but dangerous PR stunt’ in his speech addressed to the public.

Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yury Lutsenko stated on Monday that a criminal case for attempted treason against Ukraine was opened against NewsOne.

Ukraine: Dozens protest planned teleconference with Russian channel outside TV station 02:08
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Dozens of people gathered outside the office of Ukrainian TV Channel NewsOne to protest against a planned teleconference between Russia’s Rossiya 1 on Monday.

Protesters were seen chanting slogans and lighting flares.

The teleconference was announced on Sunday during the 'Vesti Nedeli' [news of the week] show of the Russian state TV channel Rossiya 1. It was meant to connect Rossiya 1 and NewsOne on Friday.

NewsOne cancelled the event on Monday, citing threats directed towards their employees.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called it a ‘cheap, but dangerous PR stunt’ in his speech addressed to the public.

Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yury Lutsenko stated on Monday that a criminal case for attempted treason against Ukraine was opened against NewsOne.

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