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Ukrainian Media Group Launches 24-Hour English TV Channel


A screengrab of Ukraine Today's YouTube channel

A new 24-hour English-language television channel called "Ukraine Today" began satellite and internet broadcasting from Kyiv on August 24 with news stories about developments in Ukraine.

The channel uses a "UT" logo and is part of Ukraine's 1+1 Media Group – which includes eight Ukrainian television channels and five online news platforms.

Oleksandr Tkachenko, the general director of the 1+1 Media Group, says Ukraine Today is challenging "a large-scale information war" by Russian state media, which he accuses of broadcasting "lies and distortions" about Ukraine to support of the agenda of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The new channel is headed Ukrainian journalist Tetyana Pushnova, a former editor for the 1+1 Media Group's TSN website.

The channel reportedly plans to start satellite broadcasts to the United States in the future and to eventually broadcast in the Russian language.

WATCH: Ukraine Today's YouTube channel

With reporting by 1+1 Media, ITAR-TASS, and Interfax

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