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Russians Banned From TV And Radio Companies In Ukraine

Ukraine's parliament has passed a measure banning Russians from establishing or being involved in the business of television or radio stations in the country.

The measure that passed on September 3 says no one involved in the broadcast business can be from a country regarded by Ukraine as an aggressor. Earlier this year, the Ukrainian parliament declared Russia to be an aggressor state.

Ukraine has already banned Russian television channels from its cable systems.

The measure also calls for broadcast outlets to publish full information about their ownership structure on their websites and to provide this information to the national broadcasting council.

Based on reporting by AP and Interfax

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