Lavrov denounces the “great censorship” of the Western media

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov – -/Kremlin/dpa

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The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, has criticized the “great censorship” to which he considers the Western media to be subjected, more evident in the face of the war in Ukraine.

“We know the ways and tricks that Western countries use to manipulate the media. We have long understood that there are no independent Western media. There is still great censorship there,” Lavrov said, according to the Ministry he directs in his Twitter account.

Lavrov has thus denounced an “information war” against Russia highlighted “when they understood that the country would not obey their orders.” “This is not about Ukraine. It is the culmination of the course taken in the early 1990s, when it became clear that Russia would not be obedient and would stand by its own opinion,” he said on Russian television.

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In particular, Lavrov has targeted the “dominance” of the British and American media. “Another issue is the quality of the information in these media,” he warned.

“In the United States, only Fox News is trying to present an alternative point of view, but when you see other networks, when you read social networks and Internet platforms, when the sitting president was blocked, you understand that this censorship continues to exist on a large scale” , has argued in reference to the withdrawal of Donald Trump from Twitter and other platforms just before the relief in the White House.

The head of Russian Diplomacy has also warned that “they try to brainwash” “very young” boys and girls with platforms like TikTok that are “accessible”. “If you want there to be competition between the media, there have to be some rules”, he has riveted him.

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In addition, Lavrov has charged against the Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelenski, who defends that he does not support neo-Nazis. “President Zelensky asks how he can be accused of being a Nazi if he is of Jewish origin, but he says so while Ukraine withdraws from the agreement for the protection of the monuments of the heroes of the Great Patriotic War”, the Second World War.

“It is very difficult to take the position of the Ukrainian leadership seriously when the president personally supports certain tendencies,” he said.

Regarding the Russian military invasion of Ukraine, Lavrov has expressed his hope that it will end with the signing of agreements on the neutrality of Ukraine, the recognition of the annexation of Crimea and security guarantees for Russia, as Moscow has already proposed to the United States. and NATO.

“When the preparatory bombardment of a combat action in Donbas began, we had no choice but to protect the Russian people of Ukraine,” he said.

Regarding sanctions, Lavrov has denounced an attempt to “marginalize and contain” Moscow in the geopolitical field and consolidate a unipolar world led by the White House.

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