| 27 February 2024, Tuesday |

Kazakh provider blocks Russian TV stations over Ukraine war

A business that provides Internet and television services in one of Kazakhstan’s provinces, a staunch ally of Moscow, claimed on Monday that it had blocked all Russian television stations because of their coverage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“We are against war and war propaganda,” the Remstroyservice company in Shakhtinsk, Kazakhstan, stated in a statement, adding that it was replacing all major Russian stations with Kazakh state television.

Kazakhstan has refrained from criticizing Russia’s invasion of a fellow ex-Soviet republic, while also refusing to recognize the independence of Moscow-backed separatist states in eastern Ukraine.

The tenge, the oil-exporting Central Asian country’s currency, was hammered alongside the Russian rouble on Monday, as the number of flights via its airspace tripled as many Russian airlines were forced to divert their planes owing to European country prohibitions.

  • Reuters