Ukraine: Dissident journalists to receive long prison sentences

Ukraine: Dissident journalists to receive long prison sentences
Ukraine's Information Minister Yuri Stets wants to impose prison sentences of between 8 and 15 years for journalists who have worked for television channels in the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk.

Yuri Stets made it clear in an interview with the American channel Radio Liberty, Sputnik News reports.

However Stets emphasized that he did not want to turn his department into a "propaganda ministry".

The Ukrainian Ministry of Information, which according to opinion polls is the most unpopular of the departments, last Thursday took over a television channel that was previously used for education. Instead, the government will send an English-spoken channel with the name "Ukraine Tomorrow". The idea is that the new channel, which is funded with money from the US and the EU, will be an equivalent to the Russian RT ("Russia Today").

In February, the Ministry launched the "Ukrainian info Army", a project that aims to "troll" comment fields on Russian news sites and thus turn public opinion. The regime has already blocked 115 Russian media from broadcasting in Ukraine, including the International Information Agency Rossiya Segodnya and all Russian TV channels except Dozhd.

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