S.A. to shut down SMM’s website as it moves to close down media operations


will shut down the SMM platform and shut down all its media operations, S. & M. said Friday.


said the website will be shut down on Oct. 2, the same day that the presidential election is being held.

It will also stop publishing the daily press briefing.


said it is taking measures to prevent media personnel from communicating with SMM, including limiting media access to the premises and isolating journalists.

It will also close all SMM offices, including the headquarters, and confiscate the documents, it said.SMM and S.M. are both Russian-backed media outlets that report from the border areas with Ukraine, including Luhansk and Donetsk.