The Ministry of Information of Belarus did not find any disinformation on Russian TV broadcasts, reports Ukrainska Pravda, August 4, citing the Belarusian Association of Journalists.
The Ministry explained its position in its official response, dated July 31, to a complaint by the association.
“The Ministry of Information has no knowledge of the instances cited in your allegation of ‘open slander and disinformation regarding Ukrainian and Belarusian events, which take place daily on the main Russian TV channels,'” the ministry wrote.
The statement goes on to explain that the ministry does not consider itself authorized to “comment on violations of media legislation of the Russian Federation by the management of Channel One.”
The press secretary of the Belarusian Association of Journalists, Boris Goretskiy, had asked the ministry to review the story about the refugee from Sloviansk who described the supposed execution of the young son and wife of a militant for violations of the law on mass media and to raise the issue of terminating broadcasts in Belarus of Russian channels that systematically violate this law.
Previously, activists from the organizing committee of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Party and representatives from the Public Committee of Solidarity with Ukraine demanded that broadcasts of the main Russian TV channels be terminated in Belarus.
As previously reported, Russian mass media has been repeatedly caught in outright disinformation and manipulation of facts about events in Ukraine.
Translated by Anna Mostovych