SIMFEROPOL (QHA) -

Not all journalists are allowed to the sessions of the State Council of the Republic of Crimea.

Thus, QHA news agency journalist was refused accreditation for the session. 

“We do not carry out accreditation,” said at the press service of the State Council and hung up the phone hastily.   

In addition, the press service of the State Council ceased to announce sessions of the Council.  Now, to find out about sessions is only possible by chance from private individuals. 

To be noted, last time journalists from Crimean Tatar ATR TV channel were not allowed to the session of the State Council.  At the same time, journalists of pro-Russian publications as well as Russian media were able to get to the session without obstacles. 

Earlier, the new Minister on Information and Communications of the Republic of Crimea Dmitry Polonskiy in an interview to “Argumeti nedeli-Crimea” said:

“The main principle we now want to stick to is the principle of openness.  The Crimean Government is already open, and will always be open.” 

QHA