Kremlin explains why it no longer speaks to Western media

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov stopped giving interviews to Western outlets a year ago because they distorted his words every time, he revealed on Wednesday.

In a wide-ranging interview with the Bosnian Serb outlet ATV, Peskov was asked why major Western outlets such as AP only had archive photos or video of him. He explained that he cut them off because “they would not tell the truth.”

“We gave several interviews, but they distorted everything, changed the meaning of things,” the presidential spokesman explained. “Perhaps some journalists want to tell the truth, but their editors will not allow it.” So the Kremlin agreed that further contacts with Western media were pointless.

“I made a decision: until I see the Western media showing at least some interest in the truth, we will not communicate with them,” Peskov told ATV. “As for my photo, one is enough – why would they need more?”

Putin’s spokesman also touched on the fact that the West has censored Russian media outlets and even individual journalists, in total betrayal of its own principle of press freedom.

Source: Russia Today