Switzerland opts not to block Sputnik and RT

The Swiss Federal Council decided not to implement the EU measure of 1 March 2022 to block Sputnik and Russia Today for inciting and supporting Russia’s military action against Ukraine, as well as destabilising neighbouring countries.

The Federal Council stated: ‘Although these channels are tools of targeted propaganda and disinformation by the Russian Federation, the Federal Council believes that countering untrue and harmful statements with facts is more effective than banning them.’