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Putin needs ‘dependable’ Russian model of Wikipedia

Russian embassy in Estonia on Thursday accused Estonia of curbing the freedom of the media citing the rankings printed by by the non-governmental group “Reporters With out Borders.”

In a Fb publish, Moscow’s embassy acknowledged that since February this yr, as Putin launched his particular navy operation in Ukraine, Estonia has launched a ban on broadcasting of greater than 20 Russian TV channels, and about 7 web data assets have been blocked. “Because of an imposed business boycott, the newspaper ‘Komsomolskaya Reality in Northern Europe’ was squeezed out of the media market,” Russia stated. 

On the absurd “suspicion of a criminal offense in opposition to peace and violation of worldwide sanctions” a legal case was fabricated in opposition to the editor-in-chief of the Estonian Russian-language publication Satellite tv for pc Media Elena Cherysheva, it went on so as to add. The Russian embassy additional stated that attributable to these acts of “political censorship” Estonian residents about 1/3 of the inhabitants have been disadvantaged of entry to goal and truthful details about occasions taking place on this planet.

Estonia in the meantime responded to Russia’s feedback, asserting that Estonia “has taken a number one position in defending media freedom on this planet.” Eva-Maria Liimets, Estonia’s FM stated, “I didn’t neglect to accuse Russia of hiding and distorting the reality within the protection of occasions in Ukraine.” 

Russian President Vladimir Putin, proper, shakes palms Estonia’s President Kersti Kaljulaid on the Kremlin in Moscow. Credit score: AP

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