MOSCOW, November 3. /TASS/. The agreement between the Russian and Ukrainian governments on cooperation in the field of television and radio broadcasting has been terminated, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement posted on the official legal information website on Friday.
"The agreement between the Russian government and the Ukrainian Cabinet on cooperation in the field of television and radio broadcasting signed in Moscow on October 23, 2000, was terminated on October 21, 2017," the statement said.
In November 2016, the Ukrainian government announced plans to terminate this agreement with the Russian government.
The agreement in the field of television and radio broadcasting was in effect since 2000 and envisaged the creation of more favorable legal, organizational and economic conditions to ensure the broadcasting and distribution of Russian TV and radio programs in Ukraine and Ukrainian TV and radio programs in Russia. In accordance with the document, the parties agreed to use the Russian language in Russian TV and radio programs and the Ukrainian one while broadcasting Ukrainian TV and radio programs.
The preamble to the agreement states that it was signed "on the basis of the cultural affinity and traditions of centuries-old friendly ties between the peoples in the two countries, while attaching high importance to strengthening mutual understanding between them."