Now, Dmitry Kiselyov, Russia's main propagandist, and Andrey Kondrashov, a journalist at All-Russia State Television and radio Broadcasting Company and an author of the film "Crimea. Way Home", are persona non grata. It was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Moldova, Joinfo.ua reports.
The News-Moldova agency, a subdivision of Russia Today, scheduled the presentation of the film "Crimea. Way Home" in Chisinau for March 18. Kiselyov and Kondrashov were going to take part in the event, but it was not clear, whether they would arrive in Chisinau or broadcast remotely from Moscow via teleconference.
Director of the News-Moldova agency Vladimir Novosadyuk said that Kiselyov and Kondrashov would not come to Chisinau.
Novosadyuk was summoned to the Information and Security Service of Moldova, where he was explained that it would be undesirable to present the film about Crimea. After that, News-Moldova canceled the propaganda film presentation, explaining the decision by "technical reasons."
According to the journalists of the Moldovan Vedomosti, the announcement of the presentation of "Crimea. Way Home" has caused serious disturbance in social networks. Valeriu Munteanu, a MP from the Liberal Party, addressed to the Minister of Culture to ban the show, calling Kondrashov's film "a propaganda material made by order of the Kremlin to justify the barbaric annexation of Crimea."
It should be recalled that Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke about the motives of occupation of the Crimean peninsula in the documentary "Crimea. Way Home", which was filmed by the Russian propaganda channel Russia-1. In the film, the Russian leader talks about how it was decided to intervene in Ukraine.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk instructed the Ministry of Justice to send the Russian propaganda film "Crimea. Way Home" to the Hague Tribunal.