Ukraine: Dozens protest planned teleconference with Russian channel outside TV station

Dozens of people gathered outside the office of Ukrainian TV Channel NewsOne to protest against a planned teleconference between Russia’s Rossiya 1 on Monday. Protesters were seen chanting slogans and lighting flares. The teleconference was announced on Sunday during the 'Vesti Nedeli' [news of the week] show of the Russian state TV channel Rossiya 1. It was meant to connect Rossiya 1 and... Еще NewsOne on Friday. NewsOne cancelled the event on Monday, citing threats directed towards their employees. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called it a ‘cheap, but dangerous PR stunt’ in his speech addressed to the public. Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yury Lutsenko stated on Monday that a criminal case for attempted treason against Ukraine was opened against NewsOne.

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