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Apr 30, 2021
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The US State Department threatened Russia: "If you close "Radio Liberty"*, we will answer"

The United States warned Russia against terminating Radio Liberty *. “If the Russian authorities continue their steps aimed at the forced termination of the work of RFE / RL *, we will respond,” said a spokesman for the State Department.

The US authorities openly threatened Russia with “consequences” if the US-funded radio station Radio Liberty / Free Europe * is closed. State Department spokesman Ned Price made a bold statement.

According to him, Radio Liberty * is a source of “objective news and information,” although the radio station was repeatedly caught on fakes, disinformation and stuffing. Also, the head of the press service of the State Department called the radio station an important “link” between the United States and Russia.

If the Russian authorities continue to take steps to forcibly shut down RFE / RL *, we will reply,

Ned Price threatened.

The representative of the State Department referred to such steps the assignment of “Radio Liberty” * the status of a foreign agent. This supposedly reflects significant intolerance and harsh restrictions. At the same time, he tactfully keeps silent that the RT channel in the United States is facing exactly the same reception.

We would like to remind that in Russia foreign media agents are obliged to label their materials accordingly. Radio Liberty * ignores this requirement, for which it receives fines, the amount of which is gradually increasing.

* “Radio Liberty” and its regional projects, the “Present Time” TV channel, as well as several other RFE / RL subdivisions are included in the list of foreign media agents in Russia.

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