Shuster Live, a popular political talk show, was cut off the air on Ukraine’s leading Channel 1+1 right before the program was supposed to start on Sept. 18.
The channel belongs to billionaire oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky. Shuster
Live host Savik Shuster thinks he’s the victim of an agreement between
Kolomoisky and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to cancel the show,
because Oleh Lyashko, leader of the opposition Radical Party, was among
the guests on the censored show. Lyashko was scheduled to talk about
the Sept. 17 arrest of one of his party members, Ihor Mosiychuk.
Poroshenko’s spokesperson denied any involvemetn.