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 European Union, explained his own claim by a desire to deal with the fact that the penalties against him "strange way" apply to the media in General.
Official printed illustrated edition of the European Union has said before about the lawsuit Kiseleva, challenging the decision of the EU Council of his inclusion in the sanctions list of the EU. Kiselev said that wants to challenge an unjustified decision by the EU, which infringes freedom of speech. General Director of "Russia today" believes that this precedent - punishment against the journalist is obliged to be abolished in the name of Europe itself.
"Personal punishment against me in a strange way propagated by the Europeans on the international news Agency "Russia today" and even at RT, to which I have nothing. It's time to do something to deal, "Kiselev said in the interview to the newspaper" Izvestia ".
He noticed that not " begging in the European Union ", and Filed in the court, because he believes that his " rights - human and professional - are being violated."
"Was submitted to the court, because I believe that my case cannot be made a precedent that would legalize the continuation of this practice relative to other correspondents," said Kiselev.
before the EU as part of the punishment relative to 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 Ukrainian authorities in April last year began military action against the self-proclaimed LNR and DND. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began about 7, 9 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.