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Russia on Sunday accused the U.S. of denying Russian journalists visas to go to and canopy International Minister Sergey Lavrov’s chairmanship of the United Nations Safety Council in New York, vowing that Moscow “is not going to overlook and won’t forgive” over the matter.

“The nation that calls itself the strongest, the neatest, the freest and essentially the most simply, has behaved in a cowardly and silly trend by displaying what its asseverations about defending freedom of speech and entry to data are actually value,” Lavrov mentioned in a translated statement shared by the International Ministry. 

“Most significantly, ensure that we is not going to overlook or forgive,” Lavrov mentioned. 

The Hill has reached out to the State Division for touch upon Russia’s declare of denied visas. 

The Russian journalists had been hoping to cowl Lavrov’s time in New York as Russia assumes the rotating chairmanship of the UN’s Safety Council, in line with the International Ministry. 

Lavrov’s dig over speech freedoms comes amid controversy over Russia’s arrest of Wall Road Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich on allegations of espionage. The State Division has designated Gerhkovich as “wrongfully detained.”

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