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Zelenskyi Urges Dom TV to Serve Those Living In and Displaced from Ukraine’s Temporarily Occupied Territories

August 5 – President Volodymyr Zelenskyi gave an interview about Donbas and Crimea to the state owned Dom (Home) TV channel during a working visit to Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The interviewer was Oleksii Matsuka, editor-in-chief of Dom channel and founder of the NGO Donetsk Institute of Information, a partner of the USAID Media Program in Ukraine.

Zelenskyi expressed the wish that Dom broadcast not only for the occupied territories of Crimea and Donbas, but also for those who were displaced from those regions. “This channel should unite people, because between natives of Donetsk, some of whom are there, and others who are here – there is this terrible front line,” Zelenskyi said. In his opinion, the channel should motivate not only people in the occupied areas but also relate to internally displaced persons who live in the controlled territory of Ukraine but have not lost contact with their relatives in ORDLO [the term for occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions] and Crimea. “Ukrainian broadcasting into the temporarily occupied territories will make it possible to maintain contact with Ukrainians in ORDLO and Crimea. And that is how the state TV channel Dom, which targets residents of those territories, should promote itself,” Zelenskyi noted. Zelenskyi said he believes objective information about Ukraine’s policies will help integrate residents of the occupied territories into the Ukrainian space.

The state-owned Dom channel started broadcasting to temporarily occupied territories in March 2020. In March 2021, it started broadcasting for residents of Donetsk, Makiyivka, Horlivka, Sudak, Yevpatoria, Simferopol (Crimea), and many other cities via the Astra satellite.

More on the website of Dom in Ukrainian.

Photo: Dom channel