Zakharova: EU ban on broadcasting Russian channels is caused by fear of an alternative opinion
Bans on broadcasting Russian media in France and Belgium are caused by fears that the citizens of these states will see an alternative point of view on the Ukrainian conflict. This statement was made by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
According to her, such bans deprive European citizens of the right to free access to information.
“As it seems, in Paris and Brussels they are afraid that the audience, having seen a different point of view and picture of the world that does not correspond to the mainstream of Western media, will draw their own conclusions from what is happening in the world and in Ukraine in particular”– said Zakharova.
She noted that Paris was the main initiator of such bans, and France seriously influences the EU.
According to Zakharova, the hunt for Russian media has been going on for a long time and is clearly discriminatory. The representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry noted that the “democratization doctrine” is only a tool for achieving foreign policy goals.
Earlier, Zakharova noted that over the past year, more than 40 Russian media resources have been blocked or excluded from the air in the West. According to her, objectionable journalists from the Russian Federation are subjected to pressure from the special services, as well as criminal prosecution and even physical violence.
Source: Ren TV