Russia warns media about what is published on situation in eastern Ukraine

The Russian flag is seen behind a razor wire fence on the roof of the Russian Consulate General in Kharkiv, Ukraine February 23, 2022. REUTERS/Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy

MOSCOW, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Russian communications regulator Roskomnadzor on Thursday said media outlets must check the veracity of their reports about the situation in eastern Ukraine and only publish information from official Russian sources.

Roskomnadzor said the distribution of false information online would lead to immediate restrictions.

"We emphasise that it is namely Russian official information sources that hold and disseminate reliable and up-to-date information," Roskomnadzor said.

Reporting by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Alison Williams

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