Moscow sends note to UK over Hunt's claims about RT's 'disinformation'
Moscow has sent a note to London to express confusion over UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt's claims accusing the RT broadcaster of spreading disinformation and the Kremlin's "narratives," Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday, Urdu Point reports.
In a May 2 speech on occasion of World Press Freedom Day, Hunt claimed that media like RT "want their viewers to believe that truth is relative and the facts will always fit the Kremlin's official narrative" even when "that narrative keeps changing." He also accused Russia's "weapons of disinformation" of broadcasting to the world "over 40 separate narratives" about the Salisburypoisoning attack.
"We have sent a note to the British Foreign Office voicing bewilderment in connection with new odious statements by a member of Theresa May's government, including those about notorious 40 narratives. The fact that Jeremy Hunt allowed himself these statements, absolutely defiant statements, on World Press Freedom Day, shows the absolute lack of principles and complete disrespect of British politicians for the values of freedom of speech," Zakharova said.
The Russian diplomat reiterated that claims that the "Kremlin came up with over 40 separate narratives" to explain the incident around former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal in the city of Salisbury was a well-known "fake."