Roskomnadzor launches inquiry into media outlets that interviewed Zelensky

Russia’s telecoms watchdog Roskomnadzor has opened an inquiry into the media outlets that interviewed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The agency also warned other Russian media outlets not to publish the interview.

‘Roskomnadzor warns Russian media to refrain from publishing this interview. An inquiry has been launched with regard to those media outlets that conducted the interview in order to determine the degree of responsibility and undertake retaliatory measures,’ reported Interfax.

The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office announced that it would provide ‘a principled legal assessment of the content of the published statements and the fact of their publication.’