Ukraine promised to erase Estonian correspondents from the sanctions list
Estonian correspondent Marianne Tarasenko, and Andrey Babin will exclude from the Ukrainian sanctions list, said Minister of foreign Affairs of Estonia Marina Kaljurand.
"We appealed to the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine with the question why our reporters were included in the" black list ", and what Ukraine wants to do on this issue. According to information I have today, the Ukrainian side agreed that Tarasenko and Babin will be in this list removed. Now everything depends on the legal design of the issue ", - quotes its words of RIA "news" referring to the Estonian television.
The Deputy chief editor of the newspaper "day after Day" Marianne Tarasenko and independent journalist Andrew Woman was denied entry into the country for a period of one year. The assurances of the Ukrainian authorities, reporters create a " danger to the state interests and sovereignty of the country ". The Union of correspondents of Estonia has condemned in September of the same step of the Ukrainian authorities. In September was published a large list of physical and legal entities that have come under Ukrainian punishment in connection with events in Crimea and Donbass. In total, the Ukrainian government has imposed punishment relative to 388 individuals and 105 legal entities, including citizens of 23 countries. Punishment will be effective for one year. In the list was Authorized by the media, and among them the chief editor of the newspaper VIEW Alexey Sharavsky. Similarly, the list includes the General Director of the Russian international Agency "Russia today" Dmitry Kiselev, chief editor of the magazine "expert" Valery Fadeev, the head of media holding "Star" Alexey Pimanov and several other Russian and foreign correspondents. Then the British broadcasting Corporation "Bi-bi-si" has informed that the punishment of Kiev against their correspondents are " shameful attack on free speech ". The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko ordered the Council to withdraw the names of the correspondents "Bi-bi-si" from the list of punishments of Kiev. For its part the European Commission has expressed concern about inclusion of Ukrainian correspondents in the sanction list. We emphasize Also, Poroshenko has repeatedly stated that he considers freedom of the press " absolute value ", and that " much is ready to preserve freedom of speech and democracy in the country."