News2023.04.28 11:56

Latvia releases Sputnik Lithuania editor on bail

BNS, 2023.04.28 11:56

Marats Kasems, the editor of Sputnik Lithuania, was released on bail from a Latvian prison on Thursday. He is under suspicion of breaching EU sanctions placed against the Kremlin-controlled agency.

Kasm is a Latvian citizen who has lived and worked for several years in Moscow. He arrived in Latvia in late 2022 and was detained on January 3 this year.

Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Sputnik was blocked in the European Union over its support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and attempts to destabilise other European countries.

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