Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that British mass media that works in Russia should be ready to face the consequences of the British government’s actions during her weekly press briefing in Moscow on Thursday.
Russian state-media outlets were not permitted to take part in the Global Conference for Media Freedom in London on Thursday, as the event entered its second and... Еще final day.
The British Ministry of Internal Affairs explained the refusal by journalists being involved in distributing fake news. RT and Sputnik presentatives denied charges, so the Russian side demanded presenting the proof from London.
«I say again that it is absurd. If you claim media spreads fake news, you should provide proof. Until you do this, it all means nothing. I mean it is nonsense,» she said.
During the press-briefing, Zakharova also commented the incident where five Iranian ships got close to a British oil tanker demanding the vessel stop near the Iranian territorial waters in the Persian Gulf. HMS Montrose, a British frigate, saw off the Iranian boats and the tanker. She said the situation 'should not be escalated' and urged efforts be made to solve the problem through dialogue.