Diplomats responded to the accusations of the Pentagon to address RT and Sputnik

WASHINGTON, April 14 – RIA Novosti. The Russian Embassy in Washington called the absurd accusations of the Pentagon’s disinformation about COVID-19 to address Sputnik and RT.

the Embassy said that if U.S. troops “do not wash their hands, then it is certainly not the fault of the Russian media.”

In February, the press service of the MIA “Russia today” said, they received a request from a journalist of the American edition of Newsweek. The correspondent writes that Newsweek became aware of the actions of the U.S. military, tracking accounts Sputnik on social networks for distribution of allegedly false information about the outbreak of coronavirus infection. In this connection, he requested review of the Agency.

Russian diplomats have said that Russia and the United States regularly exchange information about the pandemic at the highest level.

They recalled that Russia provides assistance to other countries, and it is not a reason for denigration.

“it’s Time to realize that only by joining efforts will we be able to overcome all trouble. And only then can take action about someone’s leadership in this fight,” concluded the Embassy.

the situation with the Russian media in the West in recent years is becoming increasingly difficult. In November 2016, the European Parliament adopted a resolution, which refers to the need to counter the Russian media, with the main threats in the document named Sputnik and RT. A number of Western politicians, including us senators and congressmen, and the President of France, was accused of Sputnik and RT interference in elections in the United States and France, however, did not lead any evidence. Russian officials said that such statements are unfounded.

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