Kazakh Foreign Ministry threatened to blacklist Keosayan
The TV presenter has previously criticized the policy of Nur-Sultan
Kazakhstan reacted to the criticism of the Russian TV presenter Tigran Keosayan. The official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the republic, Aibek Smadiyarov, said that the country took the words of the husband of RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan as an insult.
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“The offensive and essentially biased speech of the Russian journalist Tigran Keosayan draws attention,” the statement of the Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan says.
Smadiyarov admitted that Keosayan’s views may reflect the point of view of the unit Russian society and the political establishment, however, they do not correspond to the spirit and content of cooperation between our countries and the existing agreements at the level of the leaders of the two countries.
Also, the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan noted that such speeches “poison” the atmosphere of good neighborly relations, play on opponents of the strategic partnership between Moscow and Nur-Sultan.
In conclusion, Smadiyarov suggested that Keosayan would be included in the list of persons undesirable for entry into Kazakhstan.
Earlier, the TV presenter published in his YouTube- channel, in which he spoke negatively about the position of the Kazakh authorities regarding the Russian operation in Ukraine.
Keosayan, in particular, said that the “games of friendship” were over, and “undecided” on this issue should be recorded in ” enemies.” The journalist also criticized the authorities of the republic for canceling the Victory Day parade on May 9.