Bans not the answer to Russian propaganda: PM

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“I completely condemn the display of such absolutely false information, for as far as I know, the Ukrainian authorities are denying this entirely,” Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma told reporters Monday evening, referring to a Russian TV channel's reporting of atrocities supposedly committed by the Ukrainian army.

She doesn’t believe, however, that it would be necessary to prohibit re-broadcasts of other Russia television channels shown in Latvia.

“Personally, I’ve never liked bans. In my view, the people of Latvia can judge for themselves what is blatant and irresponsible manipulation and what is objective news, therefore I urge all public media to keep people informed that this is not so,” she said.

The scene in question broadcast by Channel One Russia is said to have depicted a woman describing how Ukrainian soldiers following the recapture of Slovyansk from pro-Russian separatists nailed a child to a cross while tying his mother to a tank and dragging her across the town square.

The veracity of the report has been widely questioned.

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