The Latvian government is trying to “clean up” their information space from those media outlets that are not controlled by the state.
This statement was published on the official website of the Russian foreign Ministry. Blocked three Lebanese source.lv, which is owned MIA “Russia today”, the most obvious example.
In this case, the leadership of Latvia state that did it, starting from the position of the EU on 17 March 2014. It refers to the threat to the independence and territorial integrity of the country.
The Russian foreign Ministry has advised the EU itself to pay attention to this paragraph of the regulation and block the same sites in Europe.
The Russian foreign Ministry believes that international organizations will react to this incident.
The Russian media remind that it not the first case in the Baltic countries. In July in Vilnius blocked the website “Sputnik Lithuania”. In may in Vilnius airport detained Russian journalist Marat Qassem and banned to enter the country for five years.