Russia’s foreign minister praises Fox News’ Ukraine coverage and condemns other US media outlets as propaganda


Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has praised Fox News but has condemned other US news outlets for their coverage of the Russian invasion of Ukraine as propaganda.

“We understood a long time ago that there is no such thing as an independent western media,” Lavrov told RT, a Russian state-controlled international television network.

“You can take the United States – only Fox News is trying to present an alternative viewpoint,” he added.

“But when you watch other channels and when you watch [and] Read social networks and internet platforms when [the] The incumbent President, as you know, was blocked and this censorship continues [a] very big way,” Lavrov said, possibly referring to then-President Donald Trump’s social media bans following the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.

“Whenever something happens, like mass protests, mass demonstrations that they don’t like, they immediately call it domestic terrorism,” Lavrov claimed. “It is a war involving the methods of information terrorism. There is no doubt about that.”

Mr Lavrov, who has been in office since 2004, said that Russia is a “very, very small player in Russia”. [the] international information warfare” versus “the Americans, the British, the Anglo-Saxons in general and of course the Germans, the French and others”.

Between 1994 and 2004, Lavrov served as Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations.

He told RT that “the quality” of western media is “another thing”. He pointed out that CNN prefers to “avoid analytical materials… and focus more on some reports that would consist of slogans – ‘Russia is an aggressor’, ‘Russia is murdering civilians’, ‘Russia is abusing sports’ and so on and so on .”

Russia is undeniably viewed as an aggressor in the war with Ukraine due to its unprovoked invasion of the country.

Extensive reports have shown that Russia is killing and killing civilians, often through intense shelling of residential areas as well as humanitarian corridors earmarked for evacuations.

Russia has also been banned from several Olympic Games because of its state-sponsored doping system.

“When they focus on TikTok and other resources like this and other platforms and when they target children because TikTok is about boys and girls. I think this is an attempt to brainwash her for the rest of her life,” Lavrov said. “It’s indecent and not fair.”

“If you want competition between the media, there have to be some rules,” he added.

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The Russian government has cracked down on independent media and reporting in Russia, passing a law making reporting the truth about the war punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

Mr Lavrov continued: “We have never had any problems with the Ukrainian people. I have many Ukrainian friends. The two peoples are culturally very close. Virtually everyone speaks [Russian].”

He added that they share a “common history, way of life, outlook on life” and “traditions of families and communities.”

“So I hope that when this anomaly is over, this anomaly will gradually come back, it has to happen gradually,” Lavrov said.

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