“Blocking RT France accounts could lead to countermeasures against French media in Russia,” a Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman said, as quoted by the official RIA Novosti agency.
The spokesman stressed, “If the French authorities do not stop threatening Russian journalists, [as medidas] They will make you remember them for a long time.
Ksenia Fiódorova, the director of RT France, said on Telegram on Friday that the channel’s bank accounts had been frozen by French authorities, who justified the end of a new EU sanctions package against Russia for its military campaign in Ukraine in December. 2022.
In a telegram, Fyodorova noted that the move “practically freezes” the activities of RT France, which she added is “not on any list and has the right to work in France.”
Accused of being tools of disinformation and propaganda of the Kremlin, Sputnik and RT media outlets, including its French version RT France, have been banned from broadcasting in the EU on television or on the Internet since March 2, along with RT. France decided to fight the court’s suspension of the broadcast, arguing that it violates freedom of expression, contrary to EU law.
On July 27, 2022, the General Court of the European Union rejected an appeal filed by the Kremlin-controlled news channel RT France (formerly Russia Today) against a broadcast suspension decided within the framework of European sanctions against Moscow.
In the published ruling, the court considered that the “temporary and reversible ban” on the broadcasts of RT France, the French subsidiary of the Russian international news channel, does not affect freedom of expression, as the station said, and is “proportionate”. It is “appropriate and necessary” in order to fulfill the objective of the restrictive measures imposed by the EU against Russia for its military aggression against Ukraine.
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