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Lithuania bans the broadcasting of Russian television programs RT

July 9, 2020

The Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission reported on Wednesday its decision to suspend free TV broadcasting on Russian RT television, which it accused of broadcasting “pro-Kremlin content” to Latvia the same week. consist.

In a statement, the agency said that it “took note” of the decision of the Latvian National Council for Electronic Media and that it was decided after receiving a report from the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

As the chairman of the commission, Mantas Martisius, has indicated, RT is controlled by Dmitry Kiseliov, who is on the list of European Union sanctions for Russian military activity because of his role in spreading Russian propaganda to support the annexation of Crimea and the United States in eastern and southeastern Ukraine.

Lithuania bans the broadcasting of Russian television programs RT
Lithuania bans the broadcasting of Russian television programs RT

The RT ban, which is broadcast in English, Spanish, Arabic and other languages, also applies to RT HD, RT Spanish or RT Documentaries channels, which will no longer be available from Thursday. According to the Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission, RT programs, formerly known as Russia Today, are broadcast by three of the 45 bodies it regulates.