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The Russian Embassy demanded that the NYT and FT to refute articles about coronavirus in Russia

Российские посольства потребовали от NYT и FT опровергнуть статьи о коронавирусе в РФ

Russia’s Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov gave the chief editor of The New York Times letter, which contains the refutation literature on underreporting in Moscow and St. Petersburg, data on deaths from the coronavirus. This was reported by the press service of the guardian, reports TASS.

In turn, Russian Ambassador in Britain, Andrey Kelin reported similar demand sent to the editor of the Financial Times. According to the diplomat, he discussed the situation with the chief editor of Rulai Khalaf and stated the necessity denials, as published by the newspaper materials “do not reflect what is happening in Russia, and most importantly, do not reflect the efforts that the government and all other authorities are doing to combat coronavirus”.

We will remind, on the eve of the editors of the New York Times said about the confidence in the reliability of published data.

The materials, published in The Financial Times and The New York Times, said that mortality in Moscow and St. Petersburg-related coronavirus, maybe 70% higher than the official statistics. The Russian foreign Ministry these publications called “groundless speculation”. Depsta of Moscow also issued a denial. In addition, the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the fate of these publications will depend on the publication of their denials of their materials.


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