Don’t Write an Interview with Zelenskyy

Russia’s communications watchdog told media in his country on Sunday to refrain from reporting on interviews with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The government confirmed it had started an investigation into the media that had interviewed the Ukrainian leader.

In a brief statement distributed by the watchdog on social media and posted on its website, it said a number of Russian media outlets had conducted interviews with Zelenskyy.

“Roskomnadzor warned the Russian media about the need to refrain from publishing this interview,” he said, without giving a reason for the warning.

Russian prosecutors said a legal opinion would be made on the statements made in the interview and the legality of publishing the interview. [ah/rs]