Dmitry Zlatarev. The United States welcomes the decision of the Ukrainian authorities to reduce published yesterday, the "black list" to correspondents, But was aware of the concerns of Kiev on " propaganda campaign raised by the state media of the Russian Federation ", - said on Thursday the official authorized state Department, John Kirby.
"We welcome the decision of President Petro Poroshenko to remove the travel ban (Ukraine) on the part of correspondents. We understand, however, that relatively more than 30 reporters this prohibition remains in effect for a number of reasons, including illegal entry to the site of the country, " said Kirby.
He tried to persuade the Ukrainian government " to keep in mind the importance of (free) journalism in a democratic society ".
"But We also recognize that the Ukrainian government, like most other countries in the region have concerns issue advocacy campaigns that raise state-controlled print and electronic publications of Russia," added Kirby.
Ukraine on Wednesday launched a year of punishment relative to 388 individuals and 105 legal entities, among them citizens of 23 countries.