: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russia blocking Radio Liberty`s Krym.Realii website


Krym.Realii website, which is a branch of Ukraine`s Radio Liberty, will be blocked in Russia, according to Crimean Prosecutor Natalya Poklonskaya, TASS reported.
”Based on materials collected by the Prosecutor`s Office of Crimea, Russia`s telecom watchdog Roskomnadzor is conducting procedures for blocking access to the project,” she said.
Earlier, the Crimean prosecutor`s office suspected Krym.Realii of ”extremist activities.” Poklonskaya said that the publications of the project ”contained justification for acts of sabotage, extremism and infinite discrediting of Crimean authorities, and incitement of ethnic hatred.” In April, the case file was forwarded to the Prosecutor General`s Office of Russia.
On April 19, the so-called Crimean Prosecutor Natalya Poklonskaya said that the local FSB department had initiated a probe a journalist of Krym.Realii project. He is suspected of public calls for extremist actions for violation of the territorial integrity of Russia due to the publication of the blockade of the peninsula, allegedly containing such statements.
Poklonskaya did not specify the name of the journalist. However, another journalist Oleh Kriuchkov said later that, according to him, the criminal case was against Mykola Semen.

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