1 Mar 2022 23:48

Russian telecoms watchdog Roskomnadzor confirms block of Ekho Moskvy, TV Rain websites

MOSCOW. March 1 (Interfax) - The Russian telecommunications watchdog Roskomnadzor has confirmed that it has blocked access to the websites of the Echo of Moscow (Ekho Moskvy) radio station and the TV Rain television channel (designated by the Russian Justice Ministry as a foreign agent media outlet).

"Based on a demand by the Russian Prosecutor General's Office, Roskomnadzor has restricted access to the information resources of Echo of Moscow and TV Rain for the purposeful and systematic circulation of information materials containing false information about the essence of the special military operation in Ukraine, its form, methods of conducting combat actions, quantitative human losses of the Russian Armed Forces, and instances of shelling and civilian casualties, as well as those calling for the organization of mass (public) events in Russian territory," Roskomnadzor told Interfax.

"Russian law stipulates that circulation of such unlawful information is subject to liability in line with Russian Code of Administrative Offences Article 13.15," it said.

Echo of Moscow and TV Rain have earlier reported themselves that their online resources were blocked.