Crimea challenges loss of Russian TV

Major Russian TV channels switched off last month

MOSCOW -- The parliament of Ukraine’s autonomous region of Crimea said it will question a regulation, under which the broadcasting of major Russian TV channels in Ukraine was stopped, in the country’s constitutional court.

The Crimean parliament’s chairman Anatply Gritsenko said that there will also be addresses to the country’s president Viktor Yushchenko and chairman of the national parliament Arseny Yatsenyuk, the RBC-Ukraine wire service reported on Wednesday.

The regulation to switch off Russian TV channels was enacted last month, raising substantial controversy.