Lavrov: No more problems broadcasting Russian-language television in Ukraine
May 13, 2010, 2:22 p.m. | Ukraine
— by Interfax-Ukraine
Moscow, May 13 (Interfax) - Ukraine has lifted discriminatory sanctions in relation to Russian-language television channels, imposed when Viktor Yuschenko was president, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the Federation Council on Thursday.
"We have no problems with Ukraine, since the discriminatory, politically-motivated, ideology-tinged and anti-Russian decisions that were being made when Yuschenko was president have been lifted," Lavrov said when asked about Russian TV broadcasts to countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
"In instances, when problems arise with broadcasting, we get the discriminatory obstacles removed and we forge agreements with our partners to guarantee on a mutual basis citizens' demand for information," he said.