13:02 31.12.2013

Opposition outraged at Rada television channel's refusal to broadcast Maidan on New Year's Eve

The Ukrainian parliament's Rada television channel has rejected a request from opposition leaders to broadcast the New Year's Eve on Independence Square in Kyiv, the press service of the UDAR Party reported on Tuesday.

According to the report, the refusal was motivated by the fact that the channel is not operating from 2200.

UDAR MP Iryna Heraschenko said that the opposition had received similar rejections with different motives regarding the broadcasting of events on Independence Square.

At the same time, the MP said she was outraged that the channel had broadcasted the so-called anti-Maidan rallies held by the Party of Regions.

Heraschenko noted that she had already sent a respective appeal to Verkhovna Rada Chairman Volodymyr Rybak with the demand to explain why the parliamentary channel last month broadcasted mostly speeches and statements made by government members and rallies held by the Party of Regions, not covering the activities of all parliamentary factions and MPs, including opposition and independent deputies.

Earlier, the Rada channel broadcast a rally in support of the authorities on European Square in Kyiv.

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