Estonia EU sanctions enforcement closes down Sputnik news agency

Due to EU sanctions, Estonian banks have refused to facilitate payments on behalf of Sputnik Estonia, a news agency, which has led to its closure. Sputnik Estonia is owned by Russia Today, a Russian state-owned media organisation whose CEO, Dimitry Kiselyov, is listed pursuant to Council Regulation (EU) 269/2014 (undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine). …

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...

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