Poroshenko instructed to impose sanctions against violators of media freedom in Crimea

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has charged to work a question of introduction of sanctions against those who violate freedom of speech in Crimea. About this he wrote on his page in Facebook.

“Due to the systemic and deliberate violations by the Russian occupation authorities of human rights to freedom of expression, freedom of speech and expression in the occupied Crimea, instructed to study the question of the application of personal sanctions against persons involved in illegal actions against media, journalists and the violation of legislation on freedom of expression on the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol”, — he wrote.

In mid-April in the Crimea, the Crimean Prosecutor’s office demanded to block the Internet-the edition “Crimea.Realities” (project of “Radio Liberty”). At the same time, the FSB initiated a criminal case against the journalist project. In mid-may, the Prosecutor’s office reported that the authority has initiated the blocking of the site. May 13, Roskomnadzor unblocked website. “The website is unlocked. Yesterday they fulfilled our requirements and has removed illegal material”, — explained the press-Secretary of Department Vadim Ampelonskiy.

On the night of April 1, 2015, ceased to broadcast the Crimean Tatar TV channel ATR. The reason for this was the fact that he has failed to re-register as Russian media.