The television and radio company Deutsche Welle (DW) is closing its office in Moscow as of February 4, in accordance with the requirement of the Russian authorities. This was announced on the company’s website.
Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced that the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle had been banned from broadcasting as part of its response to “the unfriendly actions of the FRG” to ban satellite and other broadcasts of the Russian German-language channel RT DE in the territory of the FRG. The Foreign Ministry also reported that the bureau has been closed, and the accreditation of all German media employees has been canceled.
DW Director General Peter Limburg called Russia’s reaction “excessive. Limburg stressed that “even if we end up having to close our Moscow office, we will still be covering events in Russia, and we’ll do more and more to make that happen.