According to Zubritsky, the TV Channel received a series of phone calls from the president's administration prohibiting the release of footage of the handshake between Poroshenko and Putin on TV.
"Poroshenko shook Putin's hand, but requested that Ukrainians not know about it. And very strangely no Ukrainian TV Channels noticed the handshake," Zubritsky said.
However, 112 Ukraina showed the handshake and soon after received court papers informing them an upcoming search of the TV Channel's offices. Ukraine's court ordered a thorough search and seizure of all computers, media files, USB carriers, etc. In other words, the court decided to terminate the operation of the channel, Zubritsky explained.
The handshake itself took place in early October when leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France met in Paris for Normandy Quartet negotiations to discuss the implementation of the Minsk peace agreements.
French President Francois Hollande also recorded a short video of the Russian and Ukrainian leaders shaking hands and put the footage on his Instagram account. It seems like the cat's out of the bag, Mr. Poroshenko.