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15 Mar 2019

Ambassador presents Ukraine’s UATV channel launched in Belarus

Ambassador presents Ukraine’s UATV channel launched in Belarus

MINSK, 15 March (BelTA) – The launch of Ukraine’s UATV channel in Belarus can help Belarusians better understand the situation in Ukraine, Ambassador of Ukraine to Belarus Igor Kizim said during the presentation of the channel at the Ukrainian diplomatic mission on 15 March, BelTA has learned. 

“The most difficult thing is to make the first step and I am glad that we have done it. I believe that this event will be highly instrumental for understanding the developments in modern-day Ukraine. It offers an opportunity to get impartial information about our country. We are going through hard times now; at the same time, our manufacturing industry and construction sector keep growing, there are positive changes in trade, including with Belarus,” he said.

The diplomat noted that the Belarus 24 TV channel has been available in Ukraine for several years already. Now Belarusians will have an opportunity to watch a Ukrainian TV channel. In his view, this will bring the two nations closer and will facilitate bilateral cooperation in the context of common European security.

Head of the department for electronic media and Internet resources at the Information Ministry of Belarus Vladimir Ryabovolov doubled down on that saying that Belarusians will be able to learn more about Ukraine’s national and cultural heritage. He recalled the Forum of Regions of Belarus and Ukraine that took place last year and was attended by the presidents of the two states. The forum helped expand interregional economic contacts. Vladimir Ryabovolov expressed confidence that the launch of the Ukrainian channel in Belarus will give another impetus to bilateral cooperation.

State Secretary of the Ukrainian Ministry of Information Policy Artem Bidenko said that a great amount of work was done after the launch of this TV channel in Belarus was agreed on by the two presidents. He noted that UATV is a state-run channel designed for foreign audiences. 

Taking part in the event were representatives of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Assembly and the Ukrainian Embassy.

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