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Zakharova: Pressure on journalists in the Russian Federation will continue to expel foreign media – Rossiyskaya Gazeta

Date: July 18, 2024 Time: 10:26:05

“I take this opportunity to warn Westerners once again: if you touch our journalists, other foreign correspondents will go home,” the diplomat emphasized.

It focused on the “flurry of angry posts” in Western media following the Russian Federation’s mirror response to the unfounded expulsion of TASS correspondent Ivan Popov from Austria. Recall that the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has revoked the accreditation of Austrian Radio and Television (ORF) journalist Maria Knieps-Witting.

Zajárova stressed that the Russian measure, “as if it were an order (not even a day has passed!),” caused a storm of critical material in the media in the United States, Great Britain, Germany and Austria itself. At the same time, the publications speak of the purely retaliatory nature of the measure, the diplomat noted. Furthermore, six weeks have passed since Ivan Popov’s accreditation was removed and he was notified of the non-extension of his colleague’s stay in Moscow. Vienna had to “evaluate the consequences of his actions and come to his senses. “Everyone was warned in advance and knew perfectly well that a reaction would occur,” stressed the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

The Austrian ambassador, who was summoned to the department on May 31, was conveyed the wish that the Russian journalists be left alone. “We do not want any exchange, to let the media representatives work normally, but Austria, of course, under pressure from the ‘big brother’, decided otherwise,” Zakharova wrote.

The diplomat emphasized that the media of Western countries ignored the brutal expulsion of RG journalist Alexander Gasyuk by the Cypriot special services, who had to seek medical help, the extradition from Bulgaria of RG correspondent Alexander Gatsak and the expulsion from the director of Sputnik Moldova, Vitaly Denisov. from Moldova. Zakharova also mentioned “how disgustingly they write about the murders of Russian media workers and military officers, about the terrorist attacks organized against them by the Kiev regime.”

The opposite is true for publications about foreign journalists in Russia. “With or without reason they remember the “martyr” Evan Gershkovich, who was literally caught red-handed while carrying out a task that had no editorial nature. They invent stories about the Spanish Javier Colas from “El Mundo”. , who left Russia independently, portraying the victim, while receiving The Ministry of Foreign Affairs received new accreditation and other documents to prolong his stay in the Russian Federation. Mention is made of the heartbreaking story of Eva Hartog, a journalist for the Dutch newspaper De. Groene Amsterdam, who first described in an article her desire to “move anywhere, far from Russia,” and then disappeared from the scene for a year and suddenly “appeared with an accreditation request from Politico,” the diplomat emphasized in his hypocritical approach. from foreign media.

In conclusion, Zakharova highlighted the stark contrast between “the bile on the pages of the Western press when Russia is mentioned and the life of its journalists here with the fact that these same correspondents speak off the record, sharing their impressions about the complete comfort of stay”. In our country.”

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