The Government of Ukraine fully supports the creation of public television in Ukraine. The Government is ready to take all necessary action to eliminate any threats to the reform of public broadcasting. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during a Government meeting on Wednesday.
"No one should doubt the need for creation of public television in Ukraine. I express a common position of the entire Government of Ukraine", - the Prime Minister said, commenting on the appeal of the journalistic community on the reform of public broadcasting.
Volodymyr Groysman stressed that he personally as a former Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the Cabinet of Ministers in the past MPs of Ukraine supported and support the creation of public television in Ukraine.
"We were the ones who voted for these laws [on the reform of public broadcasting] and supported and accompanied them. Now the Government also has absolutely consolidated position on the development of public television. If there are any threats to [the creation of public television], we have now to detect them and eliminate them," Volodymyr Groysman stressed.
In this context, the Prime Minister instructed the Minister of information policy of Ukraine Yurii Stets to work on this issue jointly with MPs – members of the relevant committees of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.