Russia has threatened to expel all British media from the country if the UK bans RT, the Russian government’s news and propaganda arm.
British broadcasting regulator Ofcom has warned that if Russia is behind the attempted assassination of ex-spy Sergei Skripal then RT could lose its license.
The attack on Skripal, using nerve gas in Salisbury, England, has caused relations between the two countries to plummet.
The Russian government is threatening to expel all British news outlets from Russia if the UK revokes the license of RT (Russia Today), its state-owned news and propaganda arm, over the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal.
Ofcom, the British broadcasting regulator, warned RT on Tuesday that if the UK determines the nerve gas attack in Salisbury, England was an “unlawful use of force by the Russian state against the UK,” it will reconsider whether RT is “fit and proper” to hold a license to operate in the country.
This could potentially result in RT’s British TV channel being shut down.
Russia has denied any involvement in the attack, and the Russian Foreign Ministry has now said that if this happened, it would take countermeasures against British media companies operating in the country.
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Source:: Businessinsider – Politics