Moscow categorically rejects the illegal actions against Russian citizens, including on the part of the security Service of Ukraine (SBU), said press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov. His words leads RIA Novosti on Wednesday, may 16.
“Russia has never been tardy with the responses when the attitude of its citizens the act is undertaken. Importantly, of course — Russia is categorically opposed to such actions against Russian citizens, especially when they are representatives of the media and when the reason for these actions to limit freedom and so on, moreover, by presenting such serious charges is their professional activity”, — said the representative of the Kremlin.
On 15 may, the SBU broke into the office, where correspondents of RIA Novosti in Kiev, they carried out a search, which lasted about eight hours. The Ministry clarified that the visit of the security services was part of the investigative actions in respect of media, “controlled by Russia”. Later in the day it became known about detention of the head of the portal RIA Novosti Ukraine Kirill Vyshinsky. He is suspected of supporting the breakaway republics of Donbass and treason.
The Russian foreign Ministry considered the arbitrariness of the actions of Kiev against members of the media. The Embassy of Russia has sent the Ukrainian foreign Ministry a note of protest demanding an end to violence against journalists.
May 9, it became known that the SBU expelled journalists of Russian TV channels (First channel and TV channel “Russia”), which prepared a report about the celebration of Victory Day. As stated in the Department, the materials worked reporters, “it was planned to use to discredit Ukraine before the world community and the spread of misinformation among the population”.More important news Telegram-channel “Tape days”. Signed!