Two separate incidences show Ukraine taking action against Russian propaganda inside Ukraine.
- Chief of RIA Novosti’s Kyiv office indicted on charges of treason – SBU | UNIAN
- Russia Today propaganda channel says SBU raiding its Kyiv office | UNIAN
A socialist at the OSCE responded, Harlem Désir, who was previously First Secretary of the French Socialist Party. The French Socialist Party has lost the last two elections, is considered failing, sold its headquarters building to prevent bankruptcy, but still manages to meet with Russia.
Of course, Russia immediately protested.
The law enforcement actions on May 15 drew a swift and angry response from Russia, with President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman saying journalist Kirill Vyshinky’s detention was “disgraceful and scandalous” if it was related to his work.
In the first case, the Chief of RIA Novosti’s Kyiv office Kirill Vyshinsky was charged with High Treason for manufacturing and distributing ani-Ukraine propaganda during the illegal annexing Ukraine.
Chief of RIA Novosti’s Kyiv office Kirill Vyshinsky, who was detained on May 15, has been indicted on charges of high treason.
“The SBU Security Service of Ukraine informs that Kirill Vyshinsky, the head of the anti-Ukrainian propagandist media organization RIA Novosti Ukraine, has been notified of charges with committing a crime and detained under Article 208 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine. Criminal proceedings have been opened under Part 1 of Article 111 (high treason) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine,” Press Secretary of the SBU Security Service Olena Gitlianska wrote on Facebook on May 15.
The OSCE’s official statement, OSCE Representative raises concern over raid against Russian News Agency and TV today in Ukraine.
RT’s Margarita Simonyan blames the actions on Russia’s completion of the Kerch Straits bridge aka the Crimean bridge.
“Kyiv decided to take revenge for the Crimean bridge. They broke into our office, there is no contact with the employees, the website is not updated, telephones are blocked,” she wrote on Twitter.
TASS published an article about the raids, but did not get a Russian official to respond, Ukraine’s security service charges RIA Novosti Ukraine editor with high treason.