Today, the United States gave Ukraine the first of a series of broadcasting equipment deliveries to help improve the Ukrainian technical possibilities to broadcast in the east of Ukraine, the US Embassy in Ukraine informed, Joinfo.ua reports.
According to the deputy information minister Teatyana Popova, the transmitters will greatly enhance opportunities for broadcasting in the territory of Donbas.
Geoffrey Payette, the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine noted that these broadcasters should ensure that the residents of Donbas “have access to accurate, high-quality news and information.”
According to Payette, the desire of the Ukrainian government to continue to build links with residents of Donbas is very important. The transmitters should be an important response of Ukrainian Government to the information war, which the Kremlin carries out on the territory of Donbas.
It should be recalled that the U.S. President Barack Obama signed a decree on the transfer of new defensive weapons to Ukraine. Later Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that the US is ready to supply modern defensive weapons to Ukraine in mid-November.
“I am proud that after my meeting with Barack Obama, we will receive special long-range counterbattery stations in mid-November. It will allow us, on dozens of kilometers from the front line, to clearly identify from what location the enemy opens fire at our positions,” – said Poroshenko.