The Commissioner of the OSCE on freedom of the media Dunja Mijatovic has addressed to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko to exclude correspondents from published by Kiev sanctions list.
"The inclusion of the correspondents in this list represents a serious threat to media freedom ", ? reported in its statement, reports the news Agency.
before the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the Russian authorities recognise illegal the decision of Ukraine to correspondents include in the sanctions list, as it is not consistent with the principles of freedom of speech. Remember, Tuesday on the Internet representation of the President of Ukraine announced the list of natural and legal persons, placed under Ukrainian punishment in connection with the events in Crimea and in the Donbass. In the list of individuals ? 388 people, and among them, the Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, head of the state Duma Sergey Naryshkin, the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, children's Ombudsman Pavel Astakhov, the Russian singer, people's Deputy of the state Duma Joseph Kobzon, Russian presidential Advisor Sergei Glazyev, head of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vladimir Fortov, the leader "Fair Russia" Sergey Mironov, the head of the Ministry Alexander Tkachev. Similarly, in the sanctions list includes all 19 judges of the constitutional court of Russia. In addition, there are on the list 3 judge of the Basmanny court of the capital of Russia involved in the case of the Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko: Artur Karpov, Pavel Melekhin, Natalia mushnikov?. In the list was Authorized by the media, including the chief editor of the newspaper VIEW Alexey Sarabski. Similarly, the list included the General Director of the Russian international Agency "Russia today" Dmitry Kiselev, chief editor of magazine "the expert" Valery Fadeev, head of the media holding "Star" Alexey Pimanov and several other Russian and foreign correspondents.