Akhmetov said he was forced to say goodbye to his TV channels

Akhmetov said he was forced to say goodbye to his TV channels

Akhmetov said he had to say goodbye to his TV channels

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This week, Media Group Ukraine will waive in favor of the state all broadcast and satellite television licenses of its channels, print media licenses in Ukraine. The activities of the online media of Moscow State University will also cease.

According to the SCM website, the oligarch Akhmetov is forced to leave the media business due to the entry into force of the law “On the prevention of threats to national security associated with the excessive influence of persons with significant economic and political weight in public life (of the oligarchs)".

"This week, Media Group Ukraine will waive in favor of the state all broadcast and satellite television licenses of our channels and licenses of our print media in Ukraine. We will also stop the activities of the online media of Moscow State University.

He emphasized that “he was not, is not and will not be an oligarch.” At the same time, the six-month period specified by law for the sale of media assets, as well as Russian aggression against Ukraine, do not allow SCM to sell the media business on market terms.

Akhmetov recalled that the media holding consists of ten broadcast and satellite television channels, Internet resources, print media and the modern production media ecosystem. The total amount of investments invested in it exceeded $1.5 billion.

Prepared by: Nina Petrovich