Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov has called the ban of the authorities of Ukraine on broadcasting of Russian TV channel “Rain” on the territory of Ukraine “the continuation of destructive lines” of Kiev.
“The destructive line of the Ukrainian side continues”, — quoted Peskov, the TV channel website.
Thursday, January 12, the national Council of Ukraine on television and radio broadcasting adopted the decision to block the channel on the territory of Ukraine. The decision of the Ukrainian authorities should enter into force one month after official publication.
As follows from the explanations of the national Council on air “Rain” the border between Crimea and Kherson region of Ukraine are shown as a state border. “In particular, was broadcast stories information, which indicates the non-recognition of state borders and the violation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine” — is spoken in the message of the national Council. In addition, was discovered in the broadcast of “Rain” movies “to promote enforcement of the aggressor state”.
Earlier, Kiev’s decision about blocking the broadcasting of “Rain” commented the foreign Ministry. The official representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova called it “paradoxical act of censorship”. She also promised that the foreign Ministry will make all necessary efforts to resume broadcasting of Russian TV channels in Ukraine. At the same time, she noted that “the hope is very little.”