OREANDA-NEWS  The broadcast of the Russian First Channel in Armenia will resume after the repayment of the debt. This was announced by the Minister of High-tech Industry of the republic Mkhitar Hayrapetyan, RIA Novosti reports.

"Immediately after the repayment of the debt, [the First Channel] will open," the minister called the condition for resuming media broadcasting.

On May 28, it was reported that the broadcast of the First Channel in Armenia was stopped. According to Hayrapetyan, the Russian side has not fulfilled its payment obligations, having accumulated arrears for two and a half months.

Before that, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan threatened to turn off Russian TV channels if they ignore the demands of the country's authorities. He stated that the Russian media should respect the citizens and the state system of Armenia.

In March, the broadcasts of journalist Vladimir Solovyov's "Evening with Vladimir Solovyov" and "Sunday Evening with Vladimir Solovyov" were banned in Armenia. The reasons given were "constant violations recorded in the region."