Konstantin Kosachyov, head of the International Affairs Committee of the Russian Federation Council, said that Germany acted as a totalitarian country that suppresses freedom of expression when it blocked RT TV broadcasts,
Kosacheov added, “The scandal of the Germans’ attempt to block the launch of RT channel in Germany continues. This scandal has taken on the character of relations between the two countries, because the more German authorities deny their involvement in what is happening, the stronger the feeling that it was the initiative in that.”
The Russian parliamentarian went on to say: “If this is the case, then this means that Germany is acting as a totalitarian state, working to suppress alternative sources of information, and later after that, suppress freedom of expression, press and conscience.”
Earlier, it was reported that RT in Germany (RT DE) was preparing to file a lawsuit against the German newspaper Bild, after it published a story alleging that the editorial board of RT DE was “spying on Alexei Navalny. At the same time, Ruptly GmbH (RT video agency” ) And RT DE Productions GmbH (RT in German) on February 26 notifications of closing accounts at Commerzbank, in which the German state owns 15% of its shares, as of May 31. This came a month after the announcement of the upcoming launch of the TV channel in December. 2021.