Media freedoms will be cherished under the new Ukrainian government, which had already declared its commitment to libertarian values, RIA Novosti Ukraine Chief Editor Kirill Vyshinsky said on Wednesday.

“I hope the situation would certainly change for the better, because the administration, president Zelensky’s office and his political environment, lawmakers and his party have declared commitment to democratic and libertarian values. I expect them to treat the freedom of speech as a value, not just to make empty declarations as many politicians did under the Poroshenko rule,” he said in an RT interview aired by Ruptly.

Vyshinsky is also convinced that the practice of “broad – sometimes, even too broad – application of [criminal code] articles related to national security” would gradually subside.

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