Balkan Insight reports that the move follows the decision of Andrian Candu, Moldova’s interim president, to back a new “anti-propaganda” law designed to limit the presence of Russian media in the country.
Specifically, it prohibits any TV and radio programmes not produced in the EU, US or Canada, or by states that have not ratified the European Convention in Transborder Television.
Violating the law will result in fines of €4,000-5,000, or in the most extreme cases the loss of broadcasting licences.
Russia has said it will take responsive measures to the legislation, which in its view violates international law on free access to information and limits the rights of Moldovan citizens.
It has also called for action by the OSCE and other European organisations.