Channels were given 16 months to transition into the Ukrainian language

Ukrainian channels are given a year and 4 months to move into the Ukrainian language.

Made in Ukraine of Russian television product will be for one year and 4 months to be counted in the quota for Ukrainian TV channels.

“The law (of quotas on Ukrainian television – if) after the signing will take effect in 4 months. But during the year made in Ukraine program may be counted in the quota, even if they are in Russian, so TV could go into the Ukrainian language”, – said MP from the faction “people’s front”, the head of Committee on questions freedom of speech and information policy Victoria syumar to journalists on Tuesday in Kiev.

The politician stressed that it is not a Russian product, but only of made in Ukraine Russian-speaking content.
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In addition, according to her, the law stipulates that all films in a foreign language in Ukraine needs to be duplicated or dubbed in the state language, except for the Soviet films. Thus, these films will be translated into the Ukrainian language, but they will not be counted in the quota for Ukrainian-language TV channels.

V. syumar said that some MPs before the vote for the law on quotas on Ukrainian television tried to exert pressure. According to her, some parliamentarians received a text message asking them not to vote for this initiative.

As reported, on Tuesday the Verkhovna Rada adopted in the second reading the bill that establishes a mandatory share of Ukrainian-language content on TV in the amount of 75% of the total.