Armenia and Russia Reach Understanding Over TV Broadcasting, Avoiding Escalation


Dec 19, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


On December 18, Armenian Minister of High-Tech Industry Robert Khachatryan stated that Russian partners have recognized violations in the order of broadcasting of their TV channels in Armenia, and the Armenian side has decided not to go into details. 

"We didn't need to present facts. We stated that there were violations.

When the Russian side accepted this fact, we considered it sufficient and preferred not to go into details," Khachatryan noted.

"Accordingly, the issue of further broadcasting Russian channels in Armenia was not discussed," the minister noted.

According to him, it would be wrong to raise this issue as soon as the Russian side recognized the fact of violations and assured that it would take measures to comply with the agreement.

Recently, Yerevan reached out to its counterparts in Moscow, suggesting consultations to address issues related to the broadcasting of Russian TV channels in Armenia's public broadcasting sphere.

This request aligns with the stipulations of the Russian-Armenian agreement on cooperation in mass communications.

The Armenian side saw violations in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the agreement (the 5th paragraph does not allow programs with insulting content against two peoples and states).