Moscow will react to the termination of broadcasting of the RT DE channel in Germany. Russian Ambassador to Berlin Sergei Nechaev told about this in an interview with DPA agency.
“A reaction will certainly follow from the Russian side,” the diplomat assured.
At the same time, Nechaev did not specify what the measures would be. Answering the question whether the reciprocal steps can affect the work of Deutsche Welle, the ambassador said that in this matter “there is no automatism.”
“We don’t want a conflict. We just want our broadcaster in Germany to be given the same rights and opportunities and to be able to work in peace, ”he stressed.
Recall that on December 16, RT launched a new round-the-clock news channel in German. On the same day, he was blocked on YouTube, and then the German media regulator MABB removed the RT DE TV channel, broadcasting from its Moscow studio, from the Eutelsat 9B platform. Representatives of the TV channel consider these actions illegal and are confident that the decision will be reviewed in court.
In turn, the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, said that in the near future Russia will respond to the exclusion of the RT DE TV channel from broadcasting in Europe.