In SF ask to impose sanctions against the authorities of the Baltic States for RT and Sputnik
The Federation Council urged the foreign Ministry and other Executive authorities to impose sanctions against the authorities of the Baltic countries because of the situation with RT and Sputnik.
We are talking about the leadership of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, which "grossly violated the principles of freedom of speech and dissemination of information, as well as its obligations to international organizations."
Previously, Estonia has banned the activities of the Agency Sputnik.
The head of the Federation Council Committee on constitutional legislation Andrei Klishas told RIA Novosti that his Committee would support the appeal.
Earlier, the Lithuanian Commission on radio and television (LRTK) has banned the broadcast of five television channels RT in the country. According to the Chairman of the Commission, the ban applies to RT, RT HD, RT Spanish, RT Documentary HD, RT Documentary, it will come into force on Thursday.
Last week the broadcasting channels RT, RT HD, RT Arabic, RT Spanish, RT Documentary HD, RT Documentary, RT TV banned and Latvia, having reasoned its decision by the fact that they belong to the General Director of MIA "Russia today" Dmitry Kiselev, who is under EU sanctions.
While Kiselev is the Director General of MIA "Russia today", while the chief editor of RT Margarita Simonyan, for which no EU sanctions do not apply. These companies were two separate legal entities, this information is well known and is in the public domain. Zakharova said that the ban on the broadcasting of the seven RT channels in Latvia is an outrageous and unauthorized step.