The Federation Council asked the foreign Ministry to respond to the situation with RT in the Baltic States
The Federation Council will direct the appeal to the foreign Ministry with a request to respond to the situation with RT and Sputnik in the Baltic countries, said the speaker of Council of Federation Valentina Matvienko on Wednesday at a meeting of the upper house of the Russian Parliament.
So Matvienko responded to the speech of the head of the interim Commission of the Federation Council on information policy Alexei Pushkov, who said that the Commission considers it necessary to introduce personal sanctions against representatives of the authorities of the Baltic States, took the decision in RT and Sputnik.
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. Broadcast 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. The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the ban on the broadcasting of the seven RT channels in Latvia is an outrageous and unauthorized step.
Earlier in Estonia were banned the activities of the Agency Sputnik.