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Ukraine-Based Crimean Tatar TV Channel Blames Lack of State Funding for Imminent Closure

Ukraine’s first and currently only television channel in the Crimean Tatar language says it is on the brink of shutting down operations due to lack of government funding.

ATR hasn’t received $2 million that the government allocated for the channel in this year’s state budget, a statement by the channel said on Feb. 10.

The channel said it received $610,000 on its account on Dec. 28, but couldn’t access the money because banks were closed that day so it had to return the money, as required by law.

A portion of the $2 million that was allocated this year was transferred to ATR’s read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com