Official printed illustrated edition of the European Union said on the first day of the week about the lawsuit to the General Director of MIA "Russia today" Dmitry Kiselev, challenging the decision of the EU Council of his inclusion in the sanctions list of the EU.
in the message are the arguments of the plaintiff, according to which the decision of the EU Council he considers unreasonable. For example, the plaintiff's lawyers claim That he " has no influence, no certain influence or responsibility in connection with the situation in Ukraine."
in addition, the so-called "restrictive measures" used by the plaintiff " as punishment for political views, expressed in the form of journalist and commentator ", RIA " Novosti ". As to the disagreement of the EU Council with the content part of the reports Kiseleva, pay attention to his lawyers, it "cannot serve as a justification of prohibitive measures" and " there is no evidence of incitement (by the plaintiff) violence or other conduct that would justify restricting the right to freedom of expression ". According to the Official printed illustrated edition of the EU, the plaintiff demands from the EU Council to rescind its decision and to pay the costs associated with the consideration of a lawsuit filed by lawyers on may 22. Kiselev confirmed his intention to challenge in court the decision of the authorities of the European Union." Yes, we wish to challenge in court the unjustified decision by the EU, which infringes freedom of speech. I believe That this precedent (sanctions against journalist) shall be abolished in the name of Europe ", - has told the General Director of " Russia today ". In March of last year the EU in the framework of sanctions concerning Russia in connection with events in Ukraine have included Kiseleva in the list of persons banned from entry to the site and member countries of the European Union. The correspondent of the Agency several times under false pretenses, was also denied entry to the site of Ukraine.