Russia to close CBC News Moscow bureau in retaliation

The Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday that it was closing the CBC’s Moscow bureau and withdrawing visas and accreditation for journalists from the public broadcaster, after Canada banned the Russian state television channel. Russia today.

“With regret, we continue to notice open attacks on the Russian media from the countries of the so-called collective West who call themselves civilized,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters. .

“A decision was made to take retaliatory measures, I underline retaliatory measures in relation to Canada’s actions: the closure of the Moscow office of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, including the cancellation of accreditations and visas for their reporters.

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