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    According to Ukrainian lawmaker Borislav Bereza, the country is seriously damaged by the lack of a strategic information policy as most European lawmakers get information about Ukraine from Russia Today.

    MOSCOW, January 29 (Sputnik) — Ukrainian parliamentarian Borislav Bereza believes that his European counterparts receive information from "pro-Kremlin" media and insists on the creation of a Ukrainian information channel in the West, according to his post on his Facebook page.

    According to the lawmaker, Ukraine is seriously damaged by the lack of a strategic information policy as most European lawmakers get information about Ukraine from Russia Today. Bereza proposed to establish an alternative to the channel in the form of "a weekly distribution of photo and video evidence to all PACE delegations via Internet".

    "Europe has a little knowledge about us [Ukraine]. Information is provided mostly by pro-Kremlin channel. <…> We need to create our own channel in the West," he wrote.

    He also said such a project required a lot of money and is "an issue of international support".

    In addition, Ukrainian Minister of Information Policy Yuri Stets said he would seek to ban Russia Today's broadcasting rights in the European Union.


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