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Russia Threatens to Retaliate Against U.S. Media for RT’s Targeting

  • Some U.S. media outlets may be declared undesirable: Interfax
  • Moscow vows response after U.S. targets state broadcaster RT
Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Russia is threatening to retaliate against U.S. media after American authorities targeted state broadcaster RT, accelerating a downward spiral in ties between the two countries.

The Prosecutor General’s Office and other government institutions are examining the possibility of declaring a number of U.S. media outlets “undesirable,” which under Russian law would ban their activities and financing, the Interfax news service reported on Friday, citing unidentified people. The prosecutor’s office couldn’t be reached immediately for comment.