Ukrainian Radio Liberty recognized as foreign agent in Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

Another seven news agencies were also included to the list
11:06, 5 December 2017

Radio Liberty was added to the list of media recognized as foreign agents. This is stated in a message on the website of the Justice Ministry of Russian Federation.

The list of media-foreign agents also included Voice of America, the Current Time TV channel, the Tatar-Bashkir Service of Radio Liberty, Sibiria.Realities, Idel.Realities, Factograf, Kavkaz.Realities and Crimea.Realities.

Related: Latvian MP offers to consider Russia media foreign agents

As it was reported earlier Federation Council of Russia approved the law on the recognition of the foreign mass media as the foreign agents. 154 MPs supported the law and it will be submitted for the sign of Vladimir Putin, the Russian President.

Valentina Matviyenko, the Head of the Federation Council claimed that the law was worked out after the criticism by the Council for Human Rights and only after that it was adopted. Earlier the law was approved at all three readings by the State Duma on November 15.

Related: Russia offers to recognize McDonald's and KFC as foreign agents

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