The National Electronic Mass Media Council of Latvia (NEPLP) in compliance with sanctions imposed by Council of the European Union has decided to restrict the distribution of seven RT (Russia Today) group programmes in Latvia, which in the opinion of Latvian security authorities are most influential Russian propaganda channels in the West Europe.

RT, RT HD, RT Arabic, RT Spanish, RT Documentary HD, RT Documentary, RT TV is restricted because they are in effective control, possession and sole control of Dmitrii Kiselev, who is a subject to sanctions imposed by Council of the EU for undermining of the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

Since Kiselyov is subject to sanctions in all EU territory, NEPLP will inform about its decision media regulators of other EU member states and believes that a similar ban on RT should be imposed across the EU.