Moscow denounces the United States for seeking to recruit Russian journalists

Last Updated: Dec 07 2017 12:51

MOSCOW- On Wednesday, Russia denounced United States intelligence of seeking to recruit Russian journalists working in the country, after Washington and Moscow passed laws labelling each other's media "foreign agents".

"Recently Russian journalists, including those in the United States, have come under great pressure from the special services, notably through attempts at recruitment," Russia's foreign affairs spokeswoman Maria Zakharova was quoted by the Interfax agency as saying.

"This is an aggression. An aggression in terms of intelligence not only towards Russia, but also an encroachment on freedom of expression throughout the world."