MOSCOW, November 3. /TASS/. Agreement between the government of the Russian Federation and Ukraine on cooperation in the field of television and radio broadcasting has terminated.
This is stated in the message of the Russian foreign Ministry published on Friday on the official Internet portal of legal information.
“21 October 2017 terminated the agreement between the government of the Russian Federation and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on cooperation in the field of television and radio broadcasting, signed in Moscow on 23 October 2000”, – the document says.
Earlier, in November 2016, the Ukrainian government announced the termination of this agreement with the government of the Russian Federation.
The agreement had been in effect since 2000, and “provided for the creation of favorable legal, organizational and economic conditions for ensuring translation and distribution of programs of the Russian telebroadcasting organizations in the territory of Ukraine and programs of the Ukrainian television and radio organizations on the territory of the Russian Federation”.
In accordance with the document, the parties had an agreement “on the use of the Russian language for programs of the Russian telebroadcasting organizations and the Ukrainian language in broadcast programs of the Ukrainian television and radio organizations”. As stated in the preamble of the agreement, it was “based on cultural affinities and centuries-old traditions of friendly relations of peoples of two States, attaching great value to strengthening of mutual understanding between them.”