caveat emptor wrote:
It looks like some bureaucrats in MoD felt threatened:
9 Russian military correspondents and bloggers, including I. Strelkov, are at risk of being charged with discrediting the RF Armed Forces.
"These are: Igor Strelkov, Semyon Pegov (WarGonzo), Yuri Podolyaka, Vladlen Tatarsky, Sergey Mardan, Igor Dimitriev, the authors of GreyZone, Rybar and, suddenly, K. Potupchik. The content in their TG channels is already being analyzed for fakes, discrediting and other prohibited and punishable content," writes Mash.
According to the media, a statement to Roskomnadzor demanding to check the materials of the authors was allegedly signed, and in the Prosecutor General's Office the case is being handled by the head of the department for supervision over the implementation of the law on federal security, terrorism, extremism and interethnic relations. "The reason is criticism of the Ministry of Defense and its decisions during the special operation."
"How long the check will last is unknown. But if the offense and guilt are established, the military correspondents will receive fines or up to 3 years in prison."
We don’t know if this is true, but Margarita Simonyan, close to the first persons of the country, RT, voiced her opinion:
"In our trenches today they have been discussing all day that someone is preparing criminal cases against patriotic military correspondents."
Even if someone came up with such an idea, then "nothing like this can happen. Because it's impossible."