Ambassador asks Euronews not to cover Crimea without Russian propaganda

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine's Ambassador to the EU called the TV channel for not supporting Russian propaganda
09:47, 17 March 2018


Ukraine’s delegation to the EU turned Euronews administration’s attention to the fact, that pieces about Crimea should not be on the air without mentioning that this territory is occupied by Russia.

Mykola Toshytsky, Ukrainian Representative to the EU, wrote a letter to the Chief Editor of Euronews TV channel as a reaction on the piece of news about Putin’s illegal visit to Crimea on March 14, as Ukrinform’s reporter in Brussels informs.

“I did not think that I would write to Euronews for the second time within almost two months about pieces on Crimea.

I was really worried while watching a piece about Russia’s Putin visit to Crimea to conduct election campaign on the annexed territory. And again, they did not mention that Russia occupied the peninsula…How will you comment on it this time?” Ukrainian Ambassador appealed to the TV channel.

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 He reminded, that Mogherini, High Representative of the EU, said that the European Union do no acknowledge so-called elections, which Russia illegally holds on the sovereign territory of Ukraine.

“Regarding the importance of Crimean theme and its understanding by the international community, I call you respectful mass media for covering this topic in an appropriate way and not acting for the benefit of Russian propaganda, broadcasting Putin’s speech in a “real democracy” at the face referendum during the annexation,” Ukrainian Representative to the EU stated.

Earlier, Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry was outraged by Euronews publication about Putin’s visit to Crimea without mentioning annexation and illegal elections on Ukrainian peninsula.

Earlier, Arsen Avakov, Ukraine’s Internal Minister, said that Russian citizens who live on the territory of Ukraine will not have access to Russian diplomatic agencies located in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odesa and Lviv to vote for future Russian President on March 18.

Earlier, Ukrainian nationalists promise to block Russian presidential elections in Ukraine on March 18, 2018. This is said in the joint statement of Ukrainian political parties Svoboda, Right Sector and National Corps. Political parties intend to block polling stations and form “corridor of shame” for voters – Russian citizens.

As we reported earlier, Russian presidential elections will be held on March 18 – the fourth anniversary of illegal occupation of Crimea. There are eight candidates, including the current president of the state. Russia intends to hold elections in annexed Crimea. Peninsula’s Prosecutor’s Office, which is located in Kyiv, threatened election organizers with criminal liability.

Related: Poroshenko asks G7 countries to condemn Russian elections in Crimea

Related: Ukraine sends official notification to UN on Russian presidential elections

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