Maria Zakharova – official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry said that American intelligence agencies to recruit Russian journalists. She said Moscow considers these actions as an act of aggression.
The diplomat told a briefing for media representatives.
«Recently, our journalists in the United States were subjected to strong pressure from the intelligence services, namely the recruitment activities — quoted Zakharov, the Agency «Interfax». Is – aggression, aggression in terms of information, not only in respect of the Russian Federation, we consider it as an infringement on freedom of speech in the world».
The official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry also noted that our country raises the question not only with colleagues from the US but the entire world community regarding the unprecedented pressure on the Russian media, which is provided by us intelligence.
She noted that already, on 7 December in Vienna, the head of the Ministry Sergey Lavrov plans to discuss with U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson the situation around the Russian media.
We will remind, in November of this year, the lower house of the Russian Parliament adopted a bill according to which working in Russia foreign media can be recognized as foreign agents. Later these were declared nine editions, all of them American.