The restriction on the establishment and management of media by foreign residents, such as the prohibition of the Verkhovna Rada of Russian companies and individuals to establish a television company in Ukraine that exist in many countries of the world, but the use in legal wording of the term "country-aggressor" is surprising, said Fins news the Secretary of the Union of correspondents of Russia (UJR) Timur Shafir.
on Thursday, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a law prohibiting the basing of the broadcaster in the Ukraine and participate in their management, for example, legal entities and individuals, " who are residents of the country recognized by the Verkhovna Rada by the aggressor state or an occupant country ". The Parliament of Ukraine in January this year adopted a communication in which he recognised the Russian Federation "aggressor country" because Kiev believes that Russia is interfering in Ukraine is a party to the conflict in the Donbas. Russia denies it and calls such accusations are unacceptable
"in some countries there is a certain Restriction on the development, registration and management of media by foreign residents. Such limits are present, and also in Russia, in some form, in particular, foreign citizens are not allowed to hold More than 20%. These limits exist in the United States, in China, in several countries of Europe, " said Shafir.
However, he noticed that "in my practice have never met, so that in such legal wording you used the term" country-aggressor "." Moreover, the aggressor country, which de jure, as well as among them in recognition of the leadership of Ukraine, is not placed in a state of war, armed conflict ", - said the head of the Department.
"Accordingly, we can only assume, against whom, exactly, this wording is directed. Maybe Ukraine expects aggression from Belarus, I don't know, Moldova, nearby countries. How can we say that there is a speech only about Russia?", asked the Secretary of Russian Union of journalists.