Vietnam: US attack on Russian media an 'attack on freedom of speech' — Putin

Putin said however that possible plans to retaliate by declaring U.S. media operating in Russia as foreign agents may be «a little too harsh», and that the Kremlin was still formulating its exact response. Kremlin-backed broadcaster Russia Today has been told to register in the United States as a «foreign agent». U.S. intelligence officials say the broadcaster tried to influence the U.S... Еще. presidential election on the Kremlin’s behalf, an allegation the broadcaster and the Kremlin deny. On Friday, the pro-Kremlin speaker of the lower house of Russia’s parliament, Vyacheslav Volodin, said legislation could be introduced next week designating U.S. and some other foreign media operating in Russia as foreign agents. Speaking to reporters at the end of an Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Vietnam, Putin said: «An attack on our media in the United States is an attack on freedom of speech, without a doubt. We’re disappointed»


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