Ukrainian information policy minister writes a letter to BBC director-general over ‘Russian Crimea’

Ukrainian information policy minister writes a letter to BBC director-general over ‘Russian Crimea’

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Ukrainian Information Policy Minister Yuri Stets wrote a letter to the Director-General of the BBC over a programme of Simon Reeve, who traveled to Crimea and presented the peninsula as Russian territory.

"Yuri Stets sent a letter to the Director-General of the BBC over airing the programme of Simon Reeve, who traveled to Crimea and presented the peninsula as Russian [territory]. Reeve insists on "accession’, not occupation, and ‘is happy’ about the current reality, condemning Ukraine," First deputy information policy minister of Ukraine Emine Dzheppar posted on her Facebook page.

According to her, Russia’s attempt to establish the status quo precisely with such tools is one of the elements of the hybrid warfare. Well-known journalists, actors, singers, experts are invited to ‘voice’ partial truth. "At the same time, Kusturica and others hardly know anything about repressions, disappearances of people, arrests for Facebook posts and Ukrainian flags raised on the roof, political affairs and many other facts which present a completely different feeling of Crimea - the occupied Crimea, Crimea which is crammed with weapons, Crimea, whose inhabitants are already self-censored," the first deputy minister added.

She also noted that Ukrainian diplomats would soon submit this letter to the addressee, and the Information Policy Ministry would be waiting for an answer.

Late August, Travel + adventure TV channel, which belongs to BBC, broadcasted the documentary programme “Simon Reeve around the world” about life in Russia. At the same time, the host told about the magnificent health resorts in the "Russian Crimea" and how the Health Ministry of the terrorist country launched implementation of the programmes to improve public health.

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