It is specified that in January 123 employees of the TV channel may lose their salaries, and also join the ranks of the unemployed.
"After five years of perseverance, the authorities have achieved their goal: the closure of RT France. Under the pretext of a package of 9 sanctions against Russia, which do not mention us, but only our shareholder in the parent company, the General Directorate of the Treasury decided to freeze the bank accounts of RT France, which makes our work impossible", says the note.
Les fonds de RT France sont gelés à la demande de la Direction Générale du Trésor, en raison du 9eme paquet de sanctions qui ne vise pas RT France. Notre chaîne ne peut plus poursuivre son activité. Voici notre communication. pic.twitter.com/aF3JUsqkLl
The funds of RT France are frozen at the request of the General Directorate of the Treasury, due to the 9th package of sanctions which does not target RT France. Our channel can no longer continue its activity. Here is our communication.
The document assures that the blocking of the channel calls into question the future that awaits independent media in France.
According to the text, RT France "since its launch" has been the target of persecution and censorship, "not to mention the use of false information" for these purposes.
The day before, the head of RT France, Xenia Fyodorova, denounced that the accounts of the editorial office in France were blocked, and the bank assured that it had taken this measure by order of the French authorities.