The Ukrainian regulator has told programme providers to refrain from relaying the Russian-language channel Ukraine 24.
In a statement, it says that despite its name the channel is not licensed in Ukraine and does not meet the requirements of the European Convention on Transfrontier Television. Its logo can mislead both viewers and providers that it is a national Ukrainian channel.
The regulator also points to legislation enacted in the country in May 2015 prohibiting the broadcasting of Russian adverts on Russian channels distributed in Ukraine.
The legislation also led to the creation by the regulator of a list of foreign channels allowed to be retransmitted in Ukraine.
As previously reported in Broadband TV News, 15 Russian channels were removed from that list last week.