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Lithuania Bans Russian Broadcaster RT Over Kremlin Ties


Lithuania took Russian broadcaster RT off-air on Wednesday, citing the channel’s ties to EU-sanctioned Russian media executive Dmitry Kiselyov. The move follows a similar ban on RT in Latvia last week, where regulator called RT “propaganda” and also said the channel was controlled by Kiselyov, the head of Russia’s state-backed Rossiya Segodnya news agency. “RT is controlled by Kiselev who is sanctioned by EU due to his substantial role in Russian propaganda supporting the 2014 annexation of Crimea, and the ongoing Russian military activities in Ukraine’s east and south east,” Lithuania’s TV watchdog said in a …read more

Source:: Voice of America

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