The minister of internal policy, information and communication of Crimea Dmitry Polonsky expressed concern that, because of power cut-off, they can not jam Ukrainian broadcasts, while Russian radio stations broadcast with interruptions, Joinfo.ua reports with the reference to KrymRealii.
Polonsky said it on air during a conference call on the meeting of an emergency interdepartmental headquarters of Crimea.
“There are, really, documented cases of Ukrainian radio stations’ broadcasting on the territory of the Republic of Crimea in the middle and long waves (from the mainland of Ukraine – Ed.). Sorry, but you can even catch a broadcast of Voice of America on medium waves. So we can shut them (Ukrainian broadcasts – Ed.) only if we just shoot the satellite down, then drown it. No Ukrainian radio stations broadcast on the territory of Crimea, “- said the Minister.
Polonsky said that now two local radio stations – Radio Crimea and The first Crimean channel – broadcast in full, but he admitted that the broadcasts interrupt sometimes due to problems with the power supply.
According to him, there is “a number of complaints from the Crimeans on the broadcast of Ukrainian radio stations on the peninsula.”
Radio Krym.Realii broadcasts in the most of the territory of Crimea on medium waves (AM) on frequency of 549 kHz. Radіo Krym.Realii was launched together with Radio Svoboda as a part of the second phase of the project on restoration of Ukrainian broadcasting on the peninsula, with the support of the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine.
It should be recalled that Crimea has been cut off the electricity supply since November 22.