The media holding Novosti belonging to Viktor Medvedchuk, People's Deputy from the Opposition Platform—For Life faction, who was sanctioned by the National Security and Defense Council, and including the blocked TV channels 112 Ukraine, ZIK, and NewsOne, has created a limited liability company of the same name.
As the Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine Oleksandr Tkachenko wrote in his Telegram channel, the limited liability company has the same name—Media Holding Novosti.
"The banned "Medvedchuk’s Three", calling itself Media Holding Novosti, pulled on a new mask. It created an LLC with the same name. Probably, to ease the task of the NSDC and the Security Service of Ukraine to look for them fast. The company was registered on February 18—literally two weeks after the blocking of these anti-Ukrainian propaganda channels on Ukrainian broadcast. The founders of the new LLC are 100 people. Each of them "chipped in" on the LLC creation and gave one hryvnia. Thus, the authorized capital of Mediaholding Novosti LLC is 100 UAH.
Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine
Tkachenko assumed that Medveduchuk and People's Deputy Taras Kozak, who was also sanctioned by the NSDC, are looking for legal ways to re-launch "the broadcast of Kremlin propaganda into our information space." The Minister added that the state's attention to their activities will be the same.
Context. In early February, the NSDC decided to impose sanctions against Kozak and Medvedchuk's TV channels: 112 Ukraine, NewsOne, and ZIK for a period of five years. The Head of state put this decision into effect. Later, the NSDC also imposed sanctions against airlines—the Moldovan JET4U SRL and the Portuguese JET4U LDA. They own the planes on which Medvedchuk and Kozak flew to Russia.
Later it became known that the management of the media holding Novosti plans to create a new TV channel the media holding Novosti plans to create a new TV channel instead of ZIK, NewsOne, and 112 Ukraine.