International human rights organization "reporters without borders" condemned the inclusion of correspondents in the sanctions list in Ukraine.
"This decree is a serious infringement of freedom of press and counterproductive escalation in the information war with Russia ", ? the President believes "Reporters without borders" Christian World, reports the news Agency." the correspondents will be able to form a reliable picture only if they will have the opportunity besprepjatstvenno and without fear to work in all parts of Ukraine", - has noticed it.
however, Ukraine was excluded from the sanctions list of the British, German, and Spanish correspondents. Tuesday on the Internet representation of the President of Ukraine was published a great list of natural and legal persons falling under Ukrainian punishment in connection with the events in Crimea and Donbass. In total, the Ukrainian authorities have imposed sentences about 388 physical and 105 legal entities, including citizens of 23 countries. Punishment will be effective for one year. Explaining this decision, the head of the state Duma on international Affairs Alexei Pushkov said: "Ukraine is falling apart, and Poroshenko is playing spillikins: introduces amusing punishment, "deprives" the Russian Federation the right of veto in the UN... Kiev is not going to help ". 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. Thursday, the British broadcasting Corporation "Bi-bi-si" has said that the punishment of Kiev against their correspondents are " shameful attack on free speech ". Then the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko ordered the Council to withdraw the surname of the correspondent "Bi-bi-si" from the list of punishments Kiev. For its part the European Commission has expressed concern with the inclusion of correspondents in Ukrainian sanctions list.