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Moscow bans entry of 11 Moldovan lawmakers in response to blocking of Russian media outlets


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Published November 21,2023


Moscow imposed a ban on the entry of plenty of Moldovan officers into Russia in response to Chisinau’s determination to dam entry to Russian media shops in Moldova.

Moldova’s Ambassador to Russia Lilian Darii was knowledgeable that entry into the Russian Federation was denied to plenty of officers of the Republic of Moldova, mentioned a press release by the Russian Foreign Ministry late Monday.

The assertion mentioned that Darii was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry the place Moscow strongly protested the “politically motivated persecution of Russian language media in Moldova.” It additionally protested the blocking of entry to their web sites.

On Oct. 30, Moldova’s Security and Intelligence Service issued an order blocking entry to main Russian media shops.

The listing included a number of Russian media shops akin to TASS, Interfax, Izvestia, Komsomolskaya Pravda, and Sputnik Radio, in addition to some Moldovan web sites.

Earlier in October, Moldova introduced the same determination blocking entry to web sites of Russian news shops and tv channels, together with RT and Smotrim, which Moscow described as “the grossest violation of freedom of speech and rights.”

Moldovan Foreign Ministry spokesman Igor Zakharov advised Russian state company, TASS, that 11 lawmakers had been sanctioned.

“Eleven deputies from the Party of Action and Solidarity were banned from entering Russia,” he mentioned.

Relations between Russia and Moldova, a former republic of the Soviet Union, have deteriorated since 2003 and utterly degraded since pro-Western Maia Sandu was elected president in 2020.

Sandu’s condemnation of Russia’s “special military operation” in neighboring Ukraine has additional escalated tensions between the 2 international locations, with Sandu additionally publicly accusing Moscow of trying to orchestrate her ouster and “destabilize” Moldova. Russia has denied the claims.

Source: www.anews.com.tr

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