Rossiya Segodnya, Almost All Russian TV Channels in Ukraine Blacklist

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Russian information agency Rossiya Segodnya is in the Ukrainian blacklist, as well as all Russian TV channels.

KIEV (Sputnik) – International information agency Rossiya Segodnya and all Russian television channels apart from Dozhd will temporarily lose accreditation in Ukrainian governmental agencies, a source in the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) said Saturday.

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"Rossiya Segodnya is in the list, as well as all channels apart from Dozhd," a source in the SBU told RIA Novosti.

Earlier in the day, an SBU spokesperson told RIA Novosti that the list of Russian media to lose accreditation in Ukraine was prepared by the security service and passed on to the country's parliament.

Another source told RIA Novosti on Saturday that over 100 Russian media were to be deprived of accreditation.

Earlier this week, Kiev signed a document stipulating suspension of accreditation of Russian journalists at Ukrainian government agencies.

Since the start of military confrontation between Kiev forces and independence supporters in last April, press freedom in Ukraine has been repeatedly violated, according to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). A number of international journalists have been kidnapped, tortured and killed in Ukraine.

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