Vladimir Dobrovolsky. The European Commission in the past 2 months have to consider congruence with European standards the decision of the authorities of Lithuania to ban in the country, broadcasting of Russian TV channel " RTR-the planet ", said Last news Maya Kocijancic, the official representative of the head of EU diplomacy Federica Mogherini.
"Osinovka Lithuanian authorities was carried out by a special procedure in Accordance with article 3(2) of the Directive on audiovisual media services. Now they need to formally inform the European Commission about the measures taken to in the past 2 months there was made a conclusion on the conformity of these measures with EU law", said Kocijancic.
in her expressions, according to current EU regulations, member countries have the opportunity to have an impact, limiting the free circulation of audiovisual media services, in the case of incitement to hatred on racial, sexual, religious or ethnic grounds.
The decision to stop the retransmission of all programs of the Russian TV channel "RTR-the planet" members of the Lithuanian Council for radio and television broadcasting, adopted in connection with the transfer " Sunday evening with Vladimir Solovyov, which aired on March 12. Review Commission, " formed an opinion about Ukrainians as enemies, ignored and humiliated the territorial integrity of Ukraine ".
the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation said that Moscow considers to be introduced in Lithuania ban flagrant failures of the international obligations of Vilnius and waiting for the reaction from Brussels and the OSCE.