The foreign Ministry will turn to the OSCE for the message about trying bi-Bi-si to link the protests in France with Russia
MOSCOW, December 16. /TASS/ — the Official representative of the Russian depodesta Maria Zakharova called the actions of the journalist bi-Bi-si “it is absolutely outrageous fact.”
The foreign Ministry intends to ask the Organization for security and cooperation in Europe (OSCE) because of reports about the attempts of journalists the British broadcasting Corporation bi-Bi-si to prove the involvement of Russia to the protests in France. This was stated on Sunday on air of TV channel “Russia-24” the official representative of the Ministry Maria Zakharova.
Earlier, several media outlets reported that the correspondent Bi-bi-si in correspondence with one of the stringers, working on coverage of the protests in France, tried to find evidence linking Russia to the movement of the “yellow jackets.” Demonstrations in France are from 17 November because of rising petrol prices, increasing taxes and cost of living.
“We ask the international institutions. Tomorrow we will write to the OSCE the corresponding letter and pay attention,” said Zakharov, called the actions of the journalist bi-Bi-si “it is absolutely outrageous fact.” “Now we are not talking about double standards, not about partisanship, but about direct promotion: in this case, this here is a compilation of the story, trying to find the dot puzzle for the big picture, leaves no doubt Now we see that it’s for journalistic work of television and radio bi-Bi-si”, — said the representative of the foreign Ministry.
“In the UK constantly say that the Russian media, Russian TV channels are engaged in propaganda, not presenting anything in fact to the plot, but constantly appealing to the voice of the public, supposedly of the British public writes any complaints, Ofcom is the appropriate regulator of the media, and they are forced to react and put on the kind of our media, journalists, some unprofessional behavior, — said Zakharov. Now I have a question to this most British regulators, media and the General public how they evaluate that such a compilation of facts that employees are engaged in their broadcasting?”.
According to the representative of the foreign Ministry, the intention of the British government, the British media to issue public unrest due to internal problems of France at the Kremlin’s meddling is unacceptable in the relations between the allies. In particular, Zakharov reminded that the UK is still in EU and pursuing a common external policy with the countries of the Association. “How can you? do such things in relation to his neighbor?” — asked the diplomat.
“Huge funding is allocated in Brussels now… to counter some of the Russian propaganda. So I think that these enormous amounts of money, some of them [needs] to go to the counter, for example, promotion of bi-Bi-si” — concluded Zakharov.