Suspilne, the Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine, submitted a statement to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) about the alleged violation of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, as well as international protocols.

According to the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy, Suspilne plays an important role in covering vital information for Ukrainians regarding the military activities, the threat of missile strikes, ways of evacuation, survival tips, and psychological support.

Meanwhile, as a result of Russian attacks:

  • missile and airstrikes were launched on TV towers in Kyiv, Kharkiv and Izium, Lysychansk (Luhansk Oblast), Korosten (Zhytomyr Oblast), Bilopillja (Sumy Oblast), Antopol (Rivne Oblast), Vinnytsia, Orikhiv (Zaporizhia Oblast). Broadcasting in these territories was suspended for a while;
  • the Russian military seized the TV tower in Melitopol, which caused the suspension of broadcasting in a number of cities;
  • attempts were made to jam the Suspilne television broadcasting on the Amos satellite;
  • an attempt was made to destroy the television archive running a virus on the website.

By shelling Ukrainian cities, including television towers, so that Ukrainians cannot receive timely information about the danger, Russia is violating the laws and customs of war.

Meanwhile, in June-August 2022, the amount of damage to Ukraine’s infrastructure reached $31.5 billion.