14:27 Oct. 17, 2016
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The UK has frozen all bank accounts owned by Russia Today (RT), BBC reported citing the editor-in-chief of Russia's state-run broadcaster Margarita Simonyan.
"They've closed our accounts in Britain. All our accounts. 'The decision is not subject to review.' Praise be to freedom of speech!" Simonyan tweeted.
She did not say why the accounts had been blocked.
Нам закрыли счета в Британии. Все счета. 'Решение пересмотру не подлежит'. Да здравствует свобода слова!— Маргарита Симоньян (@M_Simonyan) October 17, 2016
The channel said its London office had received a letter from NatWest bank that read: "We have recently undertaken a review of your banking arrangements with us and reached the conclusion that we will no longer provide these facilities."
The bank said the entire Royal Bank of Scotland Group, of which NatWest is a part, would refuse to service RT.
A UK Treasury spokesperson said the department will provide a statement on the issue later today.