EuroNews to broadcast in Ukrainian

Channel already broadcast in seven languages

MOSCOW -- EuroNews plans to begin broadcasting in the Ukrainian language, the channel's president Philippe Cayla said Friday on Russian FM radio station Ekho Moskvy.

Cayla wouldn't give any time frame for the beginning of Ukrainian broadcasting but recalled the channel's role in fostering democratic development in the country with its coverage of the "orange revolution" in Ukraine three and a half years ago.

The announcement came amid a campaign in Ukraine for greater use of Ukrainian on TV as opposed to Russian.