Lavrov commented on the accusations of the Macron in the address of Sputnik and RT
The facts supporting the allegations of the President of France Emmanuel Makron in the address of Sputnik and RT, no. This was stated by foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov, reports “RIA Novosti”.
“I think that here, in these estimates, reflected inertia is known anti-Russian campaign unleashed yet the Obama administration and seized a number of other countries, including in Europe,” Lavrov said. He added that “this inertia” our Western partners “can’t get out.”
The election team of Macron 27 APR refused RT and Sputnik accreditation. Press Secretary of Macron said then that Russian publications are “double essence”. According to Reuters, he accused them of publishing government propaganda and fake news.
During a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin on may 29, macron explained the denial of accreditation for journalists from RT and Sputnik. He stated that these publications “do not behave like the press, but as agents of influence and the organs of propaganda, and false propaganda”. However, he added that maintaining good relationships with foreign journalists, but “when the media are spreading shameless lies, it is not journalists”.
Chief editor of Sputnik and RT Margarita Simonyan responded to the statement of Macron. She said that “using logic Rules”, Russia needs to expel all “all Western media”. “All Western media is always against Putin, and is always campaigning for the Russian opposition, thereby, of course, trying to interfere in our elections. She stressed that “we were not against the Rules, we were not over the Rules”.