In 2018, Ukrainian broadcasting to the territory of the occupied Crimea will be carried out from two towers - in Chongar and Chaplynka, a member of the National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine Serhiy Kostinsky reported on Facebook.

"The signal from the Chaplynka Tower will cover Chaplynsky, Kalanchachsky districts of the Kherson region and Krasnoperekopsky district of Crimea," he wrote.

Kostinsky stated that earlier than the first half of 2018, the height of the tower in Chaplynka (Kherson region) is expected to increase from 92 meters to 133. The project also includes creation of an additional digital multiplex "with the aim of organizing a robust broadcast of the first 5 Ukrainian TV channels in the direction of Armensk and Krasnoperekopsk."

Earlier, December 7, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine approved in the second reading the bill number 6565, which allows instead of licensing to issue temporary broadcasting permits for TV and radio companies in Donetsk, Luhansk and Kherson regions. Serhiy Kostinsky said that now, instead of holding contests, the broadcast permission is automatically granted in Genichesk, Chongar, Chaplynka and Kalanchak for the purpose of broadcasting to the territory of the Crimea