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 Ukrainian Radio to cover entire territory of occupied Donetsk, Luhansk regions, - National Council

On Jan. 12, the National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine issued a permit to Ukraine’s National Broadcasting Company for broadcasting on the territory of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) zone at the frequency of 873 kHz from the Donetsk region’s town of Chasiv Yar.

Censor.NET reports citing the council's press service.

"Having capacity of 50 kW, Ukrainian radio broadcasting will cover the government-controlled cities of Kostiantynivka, Kramatorsk, Dymytrov [now Myrnohrad - ed.], Artemivsk [now Bakhmut - ed.], Lysychansk, and most of the occupied territory, including the city of Donetsk, Horlivka, Makiivka, Torets, Shakhtarsk, Torez, Yenakieve, Debaltseve, Bryanka, and Alchevsk in the daytime. At night, the coverage will be much better. The broadcasting will cover the entire occupied territory of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions," the press service is quoting National Council Member Serhii Kostynskyi as saying.

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Kostynskyi also noted that Broadcasting, Radiocommunications & Television Concern (BRT) was making efforts to redesign the antenna which would broadcast the signal. The issue of the new transmitter was also being tackled. Estimated time of broadcast start is in three months.

This will allow the residents of the government-controlled and occupied territories to listen to the news shows produced by the Ukrainian Radio and shows created in partnership with the Voice of Donbas and Radio Svoboda adapted for the residents of the occupied territory of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

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