Peskov said the reasons for the information war against Russia

Dmitry Peskov

Press Secretary of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin Dmitry Peskov in interview to TV channel “Russia 24” called reasons against Russia is an information war. Video available on the YouTube channel “Russia 24” (19:15).

“What we are now witnessing is a confrontation that is associated, perhaps, with the attempts to stifle the sovereignty of Russia, the sovereign voice of Russia. Attempts to stifle the growing opportunities and the ability of Russia to make your voice heard in the world community, the growing potential, including the technological, from the point of view of information technology, to make your voice heard in terms of the refutation of those false news that go against our country”, — said Peskov.

“They are trying to strangle us. We respond,” — said the press Secretary of the Russian President.

Also Peskov noted that some working in Russia foreign media are partisan, but they continue their activity in Russia, without hindrance from anyone. “These media have the opportunity to work freely in our country. And this is probably what we are proud of. And by the way, that we urge our partners to pay attention to in terms of what work conditions are created here for foreign media,” — said the representative of the Kremlin.

Press Secretary of the President of Russia pointed out that the foreign agents law does not prevent the activities of foreign journalists. “It was just reglamentary and, say, adds duties to commit to these media certain actions”, — he stressed.

Peskov assured that there are no restrictions for foreign journalists to visit the press conference of President Vladimir Putin, which will take place on December 14, does not exist. “All who applied and all who are in trouble with the law, our will be able to participate, and the media operate on the basis of the law on mass media,” he said.

On 5 December the Ministry of justice of Russia included in the register of foreign agents nine media, including “Radio Liberty” and “Voice of America”. It was also reported that all publications are recognized as foreign agents, will close access to the Duma.

Annual big press conference of Vladimir Putin December 14. Its beginning is scheduled for 12:00 GMT.

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