Under rule 130 of the European Parliament I have submitted the following priority question for written answer to the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs
and Security Policy:
The Ukrainian Parliament has voted in favour of sanctions against various news broadcasters, such
as NewsOne TV and 112, which may now be forced to terminate their activities. Freedom of
expression and freedom of the media are fundamental commitments of the Ukraine under the terms
of the Association Agreement signed with the EU. How will the EU ensure that there is freedom of the
press in the Ukraine and that the terms of the Association Agreement are honoured?
I am entitled to receive an answer within three weeks of submission. Following this question I hope to bring forward a resolution to the European Parliament to initiate a debate on the current state of the freedom of the press in the Ukraine.