The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has allocated more than UAH 48.1 million (USD 1.3 mln) from the state budget reserve fund to provide Ukrainian television and radio broadcasting, as well as mobile communication in the frontline regions.
In particular, more than UAH 24.5 million will be allocated to ensure the stable operation of digital television networks and UAH 23.6 million to provide backup power for digital broadcasting facilities. The funds have been allocated to the Administration of the State Special Information Service for the Concern for Radio, Communications and Television Broadcasting.
According to Igor Fomenko, Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine, the funds will be used to provide sustainable mobile communications and broadcasting in Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, Sumy, Kharkiv, Kherson and Chernihiv regions.
“It is extremely important that people living in the frontline regions or on the border with the aggressor state have reliable mobile communication to have access to up-to-date information,” the official said.
In his opinion, it is primarily about the safety and lives of people. In addition, stable operation of the networks is also necessary for border guards and the military to fulfill their tasks. The funds allocated by the Government will help to strengthen the resilience of the networks and ensure their sustainability.