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Since sending troops into Ukraine in February, Russia has cracked down on media coverage of the conflict. — Reuters pic

Tuesday, 21 Jun 2022 5:19 PM MYT

MOSCOW, June 21 —The website of British newspaper The Telegraph has been blocked in Russia following a request from the prosecutor general, data from state communications regulator Roskomnadzor showed today.

Since sending troops into Ukraine in February, Russia has cracked down on media coverage of the conflict, introducing 15-year prison sentences for journalists who spread intentionally “fake” news about what it calls its “special military operation” in Ukraine. — Reuters