Poroshenko became the official owner of the TV channel "Pryamiy"

The fifth President of Ukraine, Petr Poroshenko, became the new owner of the "Pryamiy" TV channel. The former head of state said that he paid the channel's debts and bought it from the nominal owner Vladimir Makeenko. According to Poroshenko, sanctions are planned against the ex-owner of the media, and the "Pryamiy" channel could be closed.