Simonyan: employee "Russia today" came under punishment of surnames
Editor in chief MIA "Russia today" Margarita Simonyan does not see other reasons for being included in the sanctions list of Kiev 2 journalists of the Agency, never wrote about Ukraine, except that they have Ukrainian surnames.
the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday enacted the decision of the Council of national security and defense of Ukraine on the extension of the punishment relative to Russia, which includes the limits for 388 physical and 105 legal entities, among them politicians, bureaucrats and journalists. Different types of penalties, from the ban on entry into the country before the forfeiture imposed for a period of one year. Among fallen under the punishment of citizens of the Russian politicians, artists and reporters. In addition to General Director of MIA "Russia today" Dmitry Kiselev, in the sanctions list was the President of the Agency's representative offices in Turkey Elena creative cluster President and representative offices in Kazakhstan Olga Kovalenko.
"We were puzzled why the list includes two of our correspondent, never wrote about Ukraine. One is working in Kazakhstan, and the other in Turkey. Then I realized - both Ukrainian surnames! Probably, that they were banned from entering Ukraine. Other reasons We do not see. To assess the logic and reasonableness of the actions of the Ukrainian authorities, who in this list and BBC correspondents managed to include, I'm not even trying, " said Simonyan.