14:48 05.07.2016

Poroshenko to visit Karachun Mountain in Donbas where new TV tower being built

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Poroshenko to visit Karachun Mountain in Donbas where new TV tower being built

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko started his visit to Donetsk region on Tuesday afternoon.

As an Interfax-Ukraine correspondent reported, Poroshenko is going to Karachun Mountain accompanied by National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov, Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, Security Service chief Vasyl Hrytsak and Minister of Information Policy Yuriy Stets.

There they will lay flowers by the obelisk to deceased servicemen. Afterwards the Ukrainian president will get acquainted with the progress in the building of a television tower at Karachun Mountain.

According to the builders, the television tower will transmit signals almost to Donetsk, but its broadcast will not cover the city itself.

In late June the Ukrainian Ministry of Information Policy said that the television tower at Karachun Mountain will be reconstructed with a broadcasting area of 68 square kilometers, which will provide the broadcasting of 14 analogue channels and the work of four digital television transmitters and 12 radio transmitters.

The old television tower at Karachun Mountain near Slavyansk collapsed on July 1, 2014, during shellings Donbas hostilities; mortars severed the wires holding the tower. The collapse of the television tower did not influence TV channels broadcasting in the region as the tower was already out of service.

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