" The prohibition of broadcast for three months to all of the program on Rossiya television began on this day , following a decision by the National Electronic Media Council of Latvia , " said a spokesman for the media watchdog Latvia , Sanita Blomniece , told The Associated Press , yesterday , as reported by station Al Arabiya television on Tuesday ( 8/4 ) .
The council said the decision was prompted by the findings of the Latvian Security Police , who called the crisis in Ukraine in a report last month Rossiya presented in a way to justify military aggression against a sovereign state .
A spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow , Pnsyantin Dolgovsaid , condemned the decision Latvia . He calls the prohibition of Latvia is the latest attempt to censor information and a violation of fundamental rights of access to the mass media .
The prohibition applied Latvia follows a similar ban from their neighboring Lithuania against Russian state television RTR - Planeta for three months , after the media watchdog in the capital Vilnius find a weekly news program on Ukraine said bias . Yesterday , the Vilnius Regional Court uphold the board's decision .
(see also: lomba burung piala presiden)
" The program incite acts of violence against the peaceful citizens of Ukraine , justify military intervention into question the legitimacy of Ukraine and the Ukrainian authorities , " said court spokesman Sigita Jacineviciene Baltaduone . " This is obviously biased and may be intended to incite discord . "
Three countries in the Baltic region , Latvia , Lithuania and Estonia , the Russian ethnic minorities have a sizeable and increasingly concerned with the action of the Kremlin to the declaration of the State of Ukraine and it is called the Red Bear will protect Russian citizens abroad