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Ukraine suspended work of RIA News agency for three years

Source : 112 Ukraine

The assets of the agency will also be blocked as a part of sanctions
14:21, 24 May 2018

rian.com.ua

Ukraine has suspended the work of the agency RIA News-Ukraine for three years. This was stated in the decree of Ukraine's President.

Ukraine obliged Internet providers to block access to the internet resource of the agency - rian.com.ua.

According to the document, assets of the agency will be blocked within the sanctions - temporary restriction of the right to use and handle property will come into force.

In addition, according to sanctions, the restriction or termination of telecommunication services and the use of public telecommunication networks will take effect.

Related: Human rights watchers concerned about searches, detention of RIA Novosti director

As it was reported earlier, European Parliament at the next plenary session the will raise the issue of the situation with the arrest of RIA News-Ukraine Chief Editor Kyrylo Vyshynsky. 

According to the agency, the MEPs, as well as some of the deputies of national parliaments, are planning to appeal to the Ukrainian government with a request to solve the situation.

Jaromír Kohlíček, the MEP from the Czech Republic, said that the letter would be forwarded next week.

Related: Merkel intends to discuss RIA News Director arrest with Poroshenko

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