Borrell added that along this path "it is necessary to go forward."

“By doing this (a ban on the work of a number of Russian media. -


), we are not attacking freedom of speech, but protecting freedom of speech,” RIA Novosti quotes the head of EU diplomacy.

The Council of the EU has previously initiated the process of suspending the broadcasting licenses of the Russian TV channels NTV, REN TV, Rossiya 1 and Channel One.

In addition, the EU, as part of the ninth package of restrictions, imposed sanctions on the autonomous non-profit organization TV-Novosti.

The head of the European Federation of Journalists, Ricardo Gutierrez, said the ban on RT and Sputnik "created a dangerous precedent" and called it ineffective.

According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the hunt for Russian media in the European Union is a gross violation of the principles of freedom of speech and is clearly discriminatory.