Zelensky clears out media space through unlawful sanctions to strengthen his criminal dictatorship
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, by his decree No. 684/2021, put into effect the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine dated December 28, 2021 “On the application of personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions)”.
This decision is intended to destroy the “First Independent” and UkrLive TV channels, as well as the “Novosti” media holding, which was founded by journalists from the 112 Ukraine, NewsOne and ZIK TV channels closed by Zelensky. These channels have always remained opposition ones, and their audience was predominantly Russian-speaking citizens of Ukraine, primarily in the South-East of the country.
This is an open slap in the face of European politicians and journalists who declared the inadmissibility of reprisals against the media, while this is another outrage against the Constitution of Ukraine, reprisals against freedom of speech. Obviously, there is no legal basis for such a decision and cannot exist.
The “First Independent” and UkrLive TV channels are Ukrainian legal entities, therefore, the Law of Ukraine “On Sanctions” does not apply to them. The laws and the Constitution of Ukraine (Article 62) expressly prohibit restricting the rights and freedoms of citizens until their guilt is proven legally and established by a court decision. The activities of television channels cannot be terminated by any decrees of the President without a court decision. This decision contains all the signs of a crime provided for in Article 171 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (“Obstruction of the legitimate professional activities of journalists”).
The decision of a completely bankrupt, accidental person who found himself in the chair of the Ukrainian President is easy to explain: the catastrophic impoverishment of citizens, the destruction of the economy, the failure of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, numerous cases of outright corruption and theft, as well as delusional initiatives of the authorities that are inexplicable from the point of view of a healthy person, like staging women for military registration are constantly becoming objects of fair analysis by independent media.
The propaganda dumpsters, such as the Rada and Dom TV channels, created by the authorities for budget money, are unable to compete with the bright, professional and creative associations of journalists working on the “First Independent” and UkrLive TV channels. This became obvious already in the first days of the operation of the Rada TV channel, the place for the studio of which even the leadership of the parliament from the Servant of the People immediately determined, culturally speaking, at the toilet.
OPPOSITION PLATFORM - FOR LIFE declares that another act of mockery of freedom of speech is due to the complete helplessness of Zelensky's government and his propaganda, which needs a dictatorship, usurpation of power and the complete suppression of dissent. This is the agony of Zelensky’s team, who cannot rule Ukraine with constitutional instruments.
OPPOSITION PLATFORM - FOR LIFE declares this is blatant lawlessness and a crime committed in order to preserve the Zelensky dictatorship. Another reprisal against the media is a manifestation of cowardice and helplessness, and for this you will have to bear criminal responsibility.
"OPPOSITION PLATFORM - FOR LIFE" Political Party