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Russia to Probe Euronews Over Ukraine Video

Russia said on Monday it would probe Euronews after the news channel broadcast footage of Ukrainian soldiers using the portrait of President Vladimir Putin, styled as Hitler, for target practice.

Russia's communications watchdog said it would examine the footage following a request from a ruling party lawmaker who said the video was an insult to the Russian strongman and the entire Russian people "who survived the horrors of World War II". The spokesman for the Roskomnadzor communications watchdog, Vadim Ampelonsky, said it was too early to say whether Russian authorities would move to punish the Lyon-based channel.

He added however that the watchdog usually issues a formal reprimand if a media outlet is found guilty of inciting hatred. Two reprimands within the space of a year give authorities legal grounds to suspend the broadcasting of a channel in the country. "This cas

Added: Sep-15-2014 
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