As RIA Novosti reported, citing a source familiar with the circumstances of the case, the fact of depriving the journalists of the First channel accreditation does not mean that they must leave Belarus.
“withdrawal of accreditation does not mean expulsion. However, they will not be able to carry out journalistic activities on the territory of Belarus”, – said the source.
Earlier, state media of the Republic reported that the foreign Ministry of Belarus has decided to withdraw the accreditation of film crew of the Russian First channel after the story about the situation with COVID-19 in the country. According to Belarusian authorities, the story contains untrustworthy information.
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