Journalists blast Ukraine for blacklisting Israelis

The Jerusalem Journalists Association on Thursday condemned the Ukrainian government for including several Israeli correspondents on a blacklist of people and entities being sanctioned by the former Soviet Republic, due to “threats to national interests, national security, sovereignty or territorial integrity.”

According to the office of President Petro Poroshenko, “restrictive measures [are being] be imposed against more than 400 individuals and 90 entities of Russia and other countries related to the annexation of Crimea and aggression in Donbas.” According to The Kyiv Post, this includes 86 international monitors of last year’s elections in the rebel held Donetsk and Luhansk territories.

Out of the six Israelis on the list, three are journalists for Israeli Russian-language news outlets. Reporters from several other countries, such as England and Germany, were also blacklisted.


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