Foreign diplomats to answer before State Duma for inciting Maidan

20.08.2019, Moscow.

Foreign diplomats who were handing out instruction materials during street protests in Moscow will be summoned to a commission established at the State Duma of the Russian Federation to investigate foreign interference, the Chairman of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin said on August 19, REGNUM reports.

The Duma decided to establish an interfractional commission to investigate foreign interference in the domestic affairs of the Russian Federation, including elections, at the Duma session on August 19.

“According to a unanimous decision, the commission will be recommended to always summon representatives of any media that permit themselves to make statements or calls violating the law of the Russian Federation and thus essentially interfering with our domestic affairs,” the Chairperson of the State Duma said.

The Duma Council discussed the idea to invite representatives of Deutsche Welle and the US Embassy to the commission’s session “after reports that the State Department, as well as the embassies and media affiliated with US state foundations, are taking all possible measures to interfere with the internal affairs of the Russian Federation and to shape public opinion.”

The day before the protests in Moscow, the US Embassy website published the addresses of gathering sites for unauthorized rallies. The US government-owned channel Voice of America and the German government-owned channel Deutsche Welle broadcasted calls to participate in unauthorized actions.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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