Zakharova called US demand registration RIA as a Global inherent discrimination

The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova

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MOSCOW, January 12. /TASS/. The requirement of the US government to partner the Agency Sputnik – company RIA Global – to register as a foreign Agency is discriminatory and contrary to international law on freedom of expression. On Friday said the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

“Such measures are totally unacceptable, – said Zakharov. We clearly regard these steps as a manifestation of blatant discrimination against our mass media and in General attack on freedom of speech, not to mention the fact that they are completely contrary to the fundamental norms of international law in the area of equal access to information for all and freedom of expression”.