Lithuania bans Russian TV channel RT because of Dmitry KiselyovChristian Fernsby ▼ | July 10, 2020
The Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania has banned the broadcast of the Russian TV channel RT in the country.
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"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. ■