The decision of the Ukrainian authorities to stop for a while accreditation of more than 100 Russian media due to their fear of freedom of information, is convinced the speaker of the Russian Federation Council Valentina Matvienko.
The security service of Ukraine last week approved the list of Russian media, whose accreditation by the state authorities suspended until the end of the special operation of the Ukrainian authorities in the Donbass. The list includes more than 100 TV channels, news agencies and radio stations. The Verkhovna Rada on Wednesday officially notified Last news About temporary suspension of the accreditation of correspondents in the Ukrainian Parliament.
"I believe that behind these actions is hidden the most common fear, fear of freedom of information. They come out of the consciousness of the weakness of their positions, unproductive and the failure of policy " - quoted expression Matvienko, the press Service of the upper house of Parliament.
Matvienko considered This Decision of the Ukrainian authorities as doing the " information war against Russia, the establishment of real censorship." This, as you know, is contrary to international law, contrary to its fundamental principle, According to which reporters must be able besprepjatstvenno freely carry out their activities. What kind of democracy in this case we can talk?" - said the speaker.
She recalled that " the crackdown on the Russian media have been started in Ukraine for a long time: first banned the broadcasting of Ukraine, the leading Russian TV channels, then was in fact the prohibition of the broadcasting of Russian films and TV series shot after 1991." There is a winged Latin phrase: "When the gods want to punish someone, then the most important thing is deprived of his mind ". The impression that This is exactly what happens with the Ukrainian authorities. But what on earth is preventing the print and electronic editions of Russia, correspondent Kiev? Especially if, as says Kiev, it's their right, " concluded Matvienko.