Russian media denied access to Ukraine’s parliament
Some Russian media outlets, such as RIA Novosti and TASS, were denied access to Ukraine's parliament, the Verkhovna Rada.
RIA Novosti said it and TASS were notified on Feb. 25 by the parliament's press service about the suspension of accreditation for their journalists in the parliament.
"Under a decree of Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada on the temporary suspension of accreditation of journalists and technical staff of some media outlets of the Russian Federation at the state authorities of Ukraine, I announce temporary suspension of accreditation in Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada for the journalists and representatives of the media..." read a letter signed by the head of the press service of Ukraine's parliament, Viktoria Shvedova.
Last week, the Security Service of Ukraine approved a list of the Russian media outlets, which will be temporarily denied accreditation at state power bodies until the end of a Ukrainian special operation in Donbass.
The list included over 100 TV channels, news agencies and radio stations that are registered in Russia.
The Verkhovna Rada made a similar decision in mid-February suspending the accreditation for journalists and technical staff of some Russian media outlets at Ukraine's state power bodies until the end of a special operation in Donbass.