Peter Limbourg, the public international broadcaster’s DG, has condemned the move as an act of desperation. In a statement, he said: “The accusations against DW are absolutely ridiculous. Mr.Lukashenko (the president of Belarus) has shown that he will stop at nothing to maintain his hold on power in his struggle against his own people.
“The heavy use of independent news outlets clearly shows that people in Belarus no longer trust the government-controlled media.
“We protest against the suspension of our offering because the people there have a right to objective information on the situation in their country”.
The move has also hit several other news portals include the Russian language Current Time TV, which is operated by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.