The Kazakhstani edition Arbat.media was summoned to the Leninsky District Court of the city of Vladimir in the case of “fakes” about the Russian army. The lawsuit was filed by the military prosecutor’s office.
The notice says that the media published fakes about numerous losses in the ranks of the Russian army, shelling of Ukrainian cities and the death of civilians. The prosecutor’s office also accused the publication of “creating protest moods.”
It’s about September. material Arbat.media under the heading “Russian occupiers are defeated in the Kharkiv region, but do not want to admit it.” It reported that Ukrainian troops managed to recapture several occupied territories in the Kharkiv region.
The suit of the prosecutor’s office says that the occupation of Ukrainian territories is not included in Russia’s plans. In addition, the document states that residents of the Russian-controlled regions of Donbass themselves asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for help because of the “military aggression of the Ukrainian regime.” Roskomnadzor demanded from the publication to remove the material back in November 2022.
A hearing in the case has been scheduled for February 17. The editors of Arbat.media note that they “do not agree with the accusations.”
Roskomnadzor has already demanded that several Kazakh and Kyrgyz media outlets remove publications about the war in Ukraine. Notifications from departments received NewTimes.kz, Ratel.kz, Exclusive.kz, Kloop.kg, Vlast and Information Bureau. At the same time, none of the media was summoned to the Russian court.
The only Kazakhstani publication that complied with the requirement of Roskomnadzor and removed news, the website Newtimes.kz became. The editors explained the decision by the unwillingness “to deprive the Russian audience of access to information.”
After a full-scale armed invasion of Russian troops into the territory of Ukraine, military censorship was actually introduced in Russia, forbidding talking about the so-called “special operation” not from state positions.
Since the beginning of the war, more than 7,000 sites have been blocked for covering the war in Ukraine, different from the version of the Ministry of Defense. Many editorial offices were forced to stop working or continue their activities from abroad.
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