Russia blocks websites of independent media in Crimea - Ukrainian Minister of Information Policy
Over the last two years, more than 170 violations of rights of journalists and mass media have been reported in Crimea, informed press office of the Ministry of Information Policy.
According to the Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine Yuriy Stets, the Russian Federation continues to block websites of independent mass media on the peninsula.
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“The latest such-like decision was labeling of Crimea website “15 minutes” as prohibited media. Occupation authorities started blocking independent media right after annexation of the peninsula. They banned Ukrainian TV channels back in March 2014”, - it is said in the report of the Ministry.