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RT Bank Accounts Frozen in France at Paris’ Behest

Samizdat – 20.01.2023

MOSCOW – Bank accounts of the RT France broadcaster’s desk have been frozen in France, Ksenia Fedorova, the broadcaster’s editor-in-chief, said on Friday, adding that the bank refers to the authorities’ order.

“We have received a letter from our bank regarding the freezing of RT France accounts by order of the French authorities in connection with the ninth round of sanctions adopted in December. Despite the fact that RT France is not on the list and has the right to operate in France, such a decision effectively paralyzes our activities,” Fedorova said in a statement.

Earlier, the head of the European Federation of Journalists, Ricardo Gutierrez, said that banning Russian media in the EU, including RT and Sputnik, “created a dangerous precedent that threatens press freedom”.

In early December, the French Council of State ordered the media regulator Arcom to reconsider its decision to continue broadcasting Russian TV channels Rossiya 1, NTV, and Channel One in Russia and Ukraine by the French satellite operator Eutelsat at the request of Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

Relations between Russian media and the West have become increasingly difficult in recent years. In November 2016, the European Parliament adopted a resolution stating the need to counter Russian media, with Sputnik and RT cited as the main threats in the document.

A number of western politicians, including US senators and congressmen, as well as the French president, accused Sputnik and RT of interfering in the US and French elections, but did not provide any evidence. Russian officials said such allegations were unsubstantiated.

January 20, 2023 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Full Spectrum Dominance, Russophobia |

2 Comments »

  1. Hi, well, it should be no surprise that the Russian media has been sanctioned, by order of Washington thru the EU Vassal States. What else is new? What really boils down is that EVERYONE sanctioning Russia is making a profit, directly or indirectly, such hypocrits! But of course, Washington, in coordination with NATO and the EU Vassal States kept reaching Russia’s borders in 20 years and Russia, for obvious National Security reasons, had to “intervened” in Ukraine, after the maydan coup orchestrated by Washington in 2014, in Crimea, that Russia could not accept. This Russia-Ukraine War was URGENTLY needed by Washington, to curb down the spiraling U.S. Inflation. It’s business as usual.

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    Comment by Frank Bette | January 20, 2023 | Reply

  2. How childish! We don’t like what you are reporting so we will freeze your bank accounts. Did the French just get in touch with Canada’s Trudeau and Freeland and asked them how it’s done? Lol

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    Comment by papasha408 | January 20, 2023 | Reply


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