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Lithuania bans Russian TV channel RT because of Dmitry Kiselyov

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 10, 2020
The Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania has banned the broadcast of the Russian TV channel RT in the country.
Dmitry Kiselyov
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The reason was the connection of the TV channel with the Russian TV presenter and director general of the news agency Russia Today Dmitry Kiselyov, who is on the EU sanctions list, explained the chairman of the Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission, Mantas Martisius.

Topics: Lithuania Russia

"Based on the information of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission has decided to stop the rebroadcast of five RT programs in the territory of the Republic of Lithuania," Martisius said. He stressed that the ban is not related to any violations but is imposed precisely because of sanctions against Kiselyov.

"Probably, the members of the Lithuanian commission put "Rossiya Segodnya" in Google-translator, and it translated it to Russia Today. This phantasmagoric stupidity can not be explained otherwise. I have been the head of RT TV channel for almost 15 years, since its founding. Dmitry Kiselyov is the head of Russia Today MIA,” RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan told Russian news agency RBC.