Kremlin says it never forbade TV channels to broadcast about murdered girl

Police officers seen near Oktyabrskoye Pole Station on the Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya Line of the Moscow Metro where a woman suspected of killing a 4-year-old child was detained.

Police officers seen near Oktyabrskoye Pole Station on the Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya Line of the Moscow Metro where a woman suspected of killing a 4-year-old child was detained.

Artyom Geodakyan / TASS
The four-year-old girl was murdered in northwestern Moscow on Feb. 29

The Kremlin said that it gave no instructions to Russian television channels to refrain from broadcasting on the tragedy of the baby girl who was killed in northwestern Moscow, but endorsed such a decision made by TV journalists.

"No instructions come from the Kremlin to federal TV channels," Russian Presidential Press Secretary, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters on March 1.

He said this when asked whether the Kremlin forbade TV channels to broadcast stories about the tragedy of the baby who was killed in Moscow.

"Indeed, television channels, as far as we know, have decided not to show this awful tragedy. And I think, here we can only endorse such a decision, because it is too horrendous to show on TV," Peskov said.

"Media around the globe often refrain from broadcasting the footage of certain monstrous incidents or accidents, and there are plenty of such cases. Thus, particular media show their civic stance. And this is what's happened," Peskov said.

The four-year-old girl was murdered in northwestern Moscow on Feb. 29. Her decapitated body was found in an apartment damaged by fire. The nanny, a 38-year-old citizen of Uzbekistan, admitted to killing the child. She was taken into custody.

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