Information warfare

Ukraine Shutters TV Channels Owned by Key Putin Ally

Ukraine on Wednesday shut down several television channels owned by businessman Viktor Medvedchuk, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy described the action as “difficult” but necessary to protect his country against propaganda from the “aggressor country” of Russia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting to discuss the Ukrainian peace process at the German federal Chancellery on October 19, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.