Russia Ukraine War Updates: After the Kremlin banned his interview, Zelensky said Moscow is ‘frightened.’1 min read
Some of Russia’s most famous journalists interviewed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Some of the sources that took part were explicitly branded as “foreign agents.” Roskomnadzor, Moscow’s media watchdog, issued a statement on Sunday instructing Russian news outlets not to rerun or distribute the interview between Zelensky and some of Russia’s most notable independent journalists. Ivan Kolpakov of the Latvian website Meduza, Vladimir Solovyov of the Moscow newspaper Kommersant, Tikhon Dzyadko of the recently defunct station TV Rain, and notable writer Mikhail Zygar were among the journalists that spoke with Zelensky. Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelensky, severely blasted Moscow while also discussing the possibility of a cease-fire.
In the weeks after President Vladimir Putin authorized the invasion of Ukraine, Moscow has cracked down on independent media, and many Russian journalists have fled the country. “We have regulations in existence, and it is extremely essential not to breach these rules,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.