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Latvia's national media council bans broadcasting of all Russian TV channels

 



Latvia has banned the transmission of all Russian TV stations, and the decision to restrict about 80 Russian TV networks will go into force on June 9.


The decision was taken on the basis of a legal premise that media sites that "threaten the territorial integrity and independence of another nation" are not permitted to operate in Latvia, according to the National Council for Electronic Media.


He also said that the embargo would stay in force until the conclusion of Russia's special military operation in Ukraine.


Latvia was one of the nations that banned a number of Russian-language channels shortly after the Russian campaign in Ukraine began.

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It is worth noting that Latvia decided on May 22 to cease importing power from Russia, after the rise of tensions between Russia and European Union members in the aftermath of Russia's February 24 war against Ukraine.


Russia's electricity sales to Latvia and Lithuania have decreased from 1,300 MW to 300 MW.

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