A group of activists appealed to Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko with a request to consider the possibility of providing financial aid to Belsat TV.
“Today, the ideology of the so-called Russian world is dominant in former Soviet states. The ideology is one of the causes of the war being waged against our country. In order to protect Ukraine’s sovereignty and countering Russia’s information, we are asking to consider funding the world’s only Belarusian-language TV channel Belsat at the next meeting of the National Security and Defense Council. The channel not only promotes democratic views, but also contributes to forming the sense of national identity which is a very important factor in upholding the statehood and independence of our country,” the statement says.
On December 18, Witold Wazczykowski, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, voiced the ministry’s plans of Belsat TV transition to a web mode and its journalists’ transfer to TVP Polonia.
Prominent Belarusians are calling on their compatriots to sign the petition to keep Belsat TV from falling apart. The appeal to to Poland’s President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Beata Szydło appeared on the website Change.org. By the moment, over 3,000 persons have signed it.
The marathon of solidarity is in progress on the Internet, and everyone who would like to can join the campaign. Make a video, publish it on social networks with #белсатжыві #ocalicbelsat and send us the link by email firstname.lastname@example.org or through social networks.