Updated at 17:36,05-08-2020

Russian TV channels will never be banned in Belarus, says head of state broadcaster


Russian television channels will never be banned in Belarus, Henadz Davydzka, head of the Belarusian State Television and Radio Company, told reporters in Minsk on October 9.

Mr. Davydzka, a former MP and theater actor, criticized the Ukrainian authorities for banning broadcasts of 14 Russian TV channels in the country for what they described as anti-Ukrainian and pro-war propaganda.

"This is a stupid proposal," said Mr. Davydzka. "We live in an information environment where any bans are senseless, everything can be watched on the Internet."