Rada recommendation for 112.Ukraine and NewsOne TV channels involves only their founders – Turchynov
National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov has said parliament's appeal to the NSDC about sanctioning companies in the ownership structure of 112.Ukraine and NewsOne TV channels involves only their founders.
"Ukraine's parliament has the right to appeal to the NSDC about sanctions and it operated within its grants of authority. We have not received an official text of the resolution, but what has been discussed is sanctions directed at the founders of these TV channels," Turchynov told journalists in Kyiv on Thursday.
Turchynov said both TV channels have a complicated ownership structure involving "non-residents of Ukraine."
"The law provides for imposing sanctions against Ukrainian legal entities. We are talking about terrorist activities, and terrorist propaganda is a part of terrorist activities," Turchynov said.
As earlier reported, the Rada on Thursday recommended the NSDC impose sanctions against companies included in the holdings of the 112.Ukraine and NewsOne TV channels.
Corresponding resolution (No. 9157) was approved by 229 parliament deputies during a plenary Rada session.
According to the resolution, sanctions should apply to Ariadna TV LLC, Novy Format TV LLC, TV Vybir LLC, Teleradiokompaniya 112-TV LLC, Lider TV LLC, Partner TV LLC and Novyny 24 Hodyny LLC.
According to information on the TV channels' websites, Novyny 24 Hodyny LLC is listed among the owners of NewsOne. The remaining six legal entities are included among the holdings of 112.Ukraine.