The two largest Canadian cable companies, Bell and Rogers, are removing the Russian propaganda channel RT (Russia Today) from their packages.
Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodríguez wrote on his Twitter account, reports Ukrinform
“I commend Bell for taking down RT. Russia has been waging a war in Ukraine since 2014 and an information war across the world. RT is the propaganda arm of the Putin regime that spreads disinformation. It has no out of place here. I’ll have more to say very soon,” Rodriguez wrote.
He later added that Rogers would also remove RT, replacing it with a Ukrainian flag broadcast.
Rogers has confirmed the information about RT’s broadcast shutdown.
As a reminder, Lithuania has already banned RT broadcasting, and soon such a ban will be introduced at EU level. and soon such a ban will be introduced at EU level.
On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin declares war on Ukraine and launches a full-scale invasion. Russian troops bomb and destroy key infrastructure. Missiles hit residential buildings.
Martial law was imposed in Ukraine and a general mobilization was announced. Ukraine has officially filed a complaint against the Russian Federation before the United Nations International Court of Justice in The Hague.
According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the losses of the Russian army reached about 4,500 people.