Zakharova: Russia Calls for an Assessment of Latvia’s Actions to Block Russian Channels
“Such discriminatory steps by the Latvian authorities against Russian media resources, overt attempts to clean up the information space from alternative, maybe objectionable, points of view are a gross violation of international law in terms of freedom of expression and equal access to information”, she said. “We urge relevant international organizations and non-governmental organizations".
The channels that were banned included Time: Far and Near, Beaver, Cinema House, Premium Cinema House, Music of the First, Oh!, Let's Go, Telecafe and Petersburg - Fifth channel". The Latvian side explained the decision to stop their broadcast by the fact that their final beneficiary is Yuri Kovalchuk, for whom EU sanctions apply.