Broadcasting of Russian TV channels blocked by the security services in Kiev
Ukraine

Broadcasting of Russian TV channels blocked by the security services in Kiev

According to the SBU, the underground telecomcentr acted in the territory of one of the shopping centers Sviatoshynsky district of the capital under the guise of providing services to the official TV providers.

Вещание российских каналов заблокировано спецслужбами в Киеве

KYIV, 27 Jun — RIA Novosti. The security service of Ukraine (SBU) has blocked a Kyiv prohibited the retransmission of Russian TV channels reported on Friday on the Agency's website. "Freedom of speech": the radicals continue to block the TV channel ZIK

In the SBU did not specify what kind of relay channels have been blocked.

"Employees of security Service of Ukraine jointly with the police and Prosecutor's office block in Kiev retransmission of Russian propaganda TV channels. Operatives of the intelligence service established that the underground telecomcentr acted in the territory of one of the shopping centers Sviatoshynsky district of the capital under the guise of providing services to the official TV providers. Using illegal software, attackers have provided customers the option of viewing prohibited by the national Council on television and radio broadcasting of Russian propaganda channels", — stated in the message.

According to the security Service, as a result of searches in the underground centre and the organisers, the police seized the equipment to decode satellite communications, card access to networks of satellite television and the servers.

According to the SBU, the organizers of telecomcentr provided services to thousands of subscribers, transmitting almost a few dozen banned in Ukraine of channels. A criminal case under article "unauthorized intervention in work elektronno-computers".

In Ukraine since the summer of 2014 prohibited the broadcasting of dozens of Russian channels. In the black list were "the First channel", Russia 24, Zvezda, REN-TV, Life News, "RTR-Planeta", RT, as well as a variety of entertainment, children and sports channels, such as "the smile of the child", "Hunting and fishing", "Mini Movie", "Real Funny TV". In Russia, these constraints are called invalid and described Kiev's actions as an attack on freedom of the media.

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