The fine was imposed in connection with the statements of the host of the program “I think so” Ruslan Kotsaba on November 5, 2019 regarding the armed conflict in the Donbass.
“The regulator ... recognized in his statements ... calls for an aggressive war or its propaganda and / or incitement of national, racial or religious hatred and hatred,” the National Council of Ukraine said in a comment.
Based on the results of an unscheduled audit, the regulator revealed that the presenter of the TV channel "repeatedly resorted to manipulating facts and distributing propaganda narratives ... based on prejudice and manipulating public consciousness."
In particular, according to the Ukrainian regulator, the TV show “only one thought was presented” and no other points of view were shown, which “violated the rights of viewers to objective information”.
At the end of December, the National Council of Ukraine on Television decided to check the Nash TV channel due to the broadcast of a press conference by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In October, the Verkhovna Rada set up a commission of inquiry to investigate the actions of the 112 Ukraine, NEWSONE and ZIK television channels and to counteract the “information impact” of Russia.
The head of the political council of the Ukrainian party, Opposition Platform - For Life, Viktor Medvedchuk accused Kiev of attacking television channels calling for peace in the Donbass.