17:44 GMT18 January 2021
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    Estonian nationalists sent a letter to the Estonian office of the Sputnik news agency threatening to obstruct its work, head of Sputnik Estonia news website Yelena Cherysheva said on Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The letter was reportedly sent by the Estonia’s Right Sector and the Estonian Independence Party.

    "At the moment we are striving for irrevocable legal ban on the Russian television in the territory of the republic. The Estonia’s Right Sector will carry out a campaign removing satellite dishes of Russian TV-channels from buildings’ facades and roofs. The Independence Party and the Rights Sector start to actively block the work of the news office of the holding Sputnik-News in Estonia," the letter read.

    Sputnik regards the letter as a threat and expresses concern over the fact that such a statement has been made in an EU member state.

    "It is surprising that people, who are proud of the Fascist uniform of their fathers, can make such statements in an EU member state and threaten the work of mass media," Sputnik Deputy Editor-in-Chief Sergei Kochetkov said.

    Sputnik Estonia journalists have repeatedly faced discrimination although the international organization Reporters Without Borders ranking Estonia 14th out of 180 countries for freedom of speech observance.

    Sputnik (sputniknews.com) is a news agency and radio network with multimedia news hubs in dozens of countries. Sputnik broadcasts through its websites in over 30 languages, as well as on analogue and digital radio, mobile apps, and social media. Sputnik newswires, available by subscription, 24/7 in English, Arabic, Spanish and Chinese.

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