The national Council for electronic media (SACMI) of Latvia on Thursday decided to impose on 1-St Baltic television channel (PBC) that deals with rebroadcasting in Latvia of the First channel of the Russian Federation, a fine of 10 thousand euros for a one-sided, according to his vision, the light of the conflict in Ukraine, said the online version of the leading Latvian media.
As informs portal Delfi, SACMI considered incorrect presentation of PBC in the news for February 16, authorized self-proclaimed Donetsk people's Republic, who called in the air of the Kiev government a "junta" and accused her of non-compliance of the Minsk agreements. However, the opinion of the Ukrainian side was not lit.
SACMI also counted wrong the plot in the program " Time ", which the authors called the death of people in Odessa on may 2, 2014 "the mass elimination of opponents of the Maidan" and " meticulously planned, With the assistance of well-trained provocateurs ". This information was taught without attempting to explain the opinion of the Pro-Ukrainian-minded residents.
The authorized commentary of the First Baltic channel Last news until lacks.
The Latvian Authorities has previously created obstacles in the work of the Russian media in the country. For example, on 28 August, it was announced that the Register of factories of Latvia has refused to register the representative office MIA " Russia today ", on the basis that the contents of the media contrary to the Constitution of Latvia. The Russian foreign Ministry called the decision of the Riga discriminatory and politicized.
before the conclusion of a partial ban on the broadcasting of PBC was made in Lithuania. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation said that Moscow considers to be introduced in Lithuania ban flagrant failures of international obligations Vilnius and waiting for the reaction from Brussels and the OSCE.
The Ukrainian authorities in April of last year began military action against the self-proclaimed LNR and DND. According to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 8 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbas region is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk of the contact group.