"This decision has been anticipated, we prepared letters beforehand this week to all the institutions, protecting press freedom and the right of journalists to do their job. They were kept signed in my cabinet, and we thought, if it was to happen, these letters would be sent throughout the world," Simonyan told reporters.
Simonyan noted that the resolution was only a recommendation, but "further steps" were to be expected.
"I do not understand whom it would affect more, us or the European establishment, which may so easily for some odd, irrelevant, irrational fears betray their own principles, at least the principle of freedom of speech," Simonyan said.
Sputnik news agency has addressed international organizations, including the United Nations, UNESCO, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and Reporters Without Borders to seek support against restrictions to media freedom in the European Union, aimed at halting the operations of Russian media outlets such as Sputnik and RT in Europe.