Coalition wants Raqqa to be a Syrian center beyond Assad’s control - Russian senatorRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 14:22
Putin notes dynamic development of political dialogue between Russia, KazakhstanRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 12:09
US and coalition bomb Syrian Raqqa, like Dresden was bombed in 1945 - Defense MinistryMilitary & Defense October 22, 9:56
NATO rejects media claims alliance unable of quick deploymentWorld October 21, 13:01
Russian senior diplomat: Moscow has 'no doubts' that Iran fulfilling JCPOA dealRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 21, 11:04
Monuments to Soviet troops in PolandWorld October 21, 10:57
Putin and Erdogan give positive assessment to joint efforts in Astana processWorld October 21, 3:03
Privileges to certain languages in Ukraine’s education law to worsen situation — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 20, 21:46
International balance of forces in Syria after Raqqa’s liberation unclear yet — expertMilitary & Defense October 20, 21:05
"It is clear that Moldova took this step under a far-fetched pretext on the wave of euphoria from signing an association agreement with the European Union. However, the decision does not meet an integral right of citizens to free access to information, one of the basic European democratic principles, which Chisinau is zealously trying to observe,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in its statement.
Russian Civic Chamber finds a ban on the transmission of Rossiya-24 television channel in Moldova to be a politically-motivated decision.
“This is a purely political decision connected with developments in Ukraine,” the forum's deputy secretary Vladislav Grib told ITAR-TASS on Friday. “Moldova exerts undue pressure on Russia. This is an unfriendly act against the country. And the alleged ‘inconsistency of the channel’s programming with the provisions of Moldova’s Broadcasting Code’, cited as a reason, just seems silly as it is a news channel.”
“Such cases should not go unnoticed”, Grib said. “The entire journalistic community and international organisations for protection of journalists’ rights should give close attention to such decisions.”
Earlier in the day, the Coordination Radio and TV Broadcasting Council of Moldova suspended the programs of Rossiya-24 channel’s programs until January 1, 2015, due to the “inconsistency of its programming with the provisions of Moldova’s Broadcasting Code”.
At present, the broadcasting of four Russian channels - Channel One, RTR-Planeta, Rossiya-24, and NTV-Mir is suspended in Ukraine.