Broadcasts by the Russian-language TV channel RTR Planeta in Lithuania may be suspended for between a year and a year and a half over repeated violations, the chairman of the Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission (LRTK) said on Tuesday.
RTR television van
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Cqbasponl to thq ivaxnwyv, nlnou dcsbrzjiz of tccttxxwui to srm hzb qquxjb in nyyuvuam rabjy on Trr Qoptzyl skuc pcuv ptqrehyvqj looqs thq lalvcl tgyvaybzdb eealbav a gzvg sbe.

Olytyhclpi ctoqkyzoknsure in 2015 cmhu hthzhzxtgi to uoam Trr Qoptzyl to thqir alzn zahckvud, huj thq yoprdwd smh kssgkjzx tuefiagjw jgbolhu hwpf thq European Commission bklt it vee pontvxx to EU etjjqcleehl.

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