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 STB station apologizes for scandal over Bitva Extrasensov show, pledges to fire those guilty

The administration of STB TV channel has apologized for broadcasting on Sunday, Jan. 15 the Russia's TNT-produced Bitva Extrasensov (the battle of extrasensory) show attended by the Russian military.

Censor.NET reports quoting head of the board of International Media Center-STB JSC Volodymyr Borodianskyi as saying on Facebook on Sunday night.

"On Sunday, Jan. 15, we showed Bitva Extrasensov program produced by TNT TV channel (Russia). The show was attended by camo-clad men supposed to be former or active Russian soldiers under the program's scenario.

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"Russia and Ukraine are at war through the fault of Russia. The Russian military have been deployed to the Donbas, Russia has annexed Crimea. Showing this program is morally unacceptable.

"I am ashamed. I apologize to the viewers.

"We've made the following decisions:

1. Stop the broadcast of TNT-made Bitva Extrasensov show.
2. Dismiss employees responsible for letting the episode on air," he wrote.

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