Comment by the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Information and Press Department

On August 8, during a meeting at the Russian Foreign Ministry with Ms Beate Grzeski, Plenipotentiary Minister and chargé d’affaires ad interim of the German Embassy, the Russian side pointed out the unacceptability of direct appeals to Moscow residents to participate in unauthorised rallies posted on social media by the German television and radio company Deutsche Welle.

The Russian side emphasised that such media escapades run counter to professional journalistic ethics and constitute an attempt by the German media company to interfere in Russia’s internal affairs. If Deutsche Welle continues this offending practice, the Russian side reserves the right to respond within the framework of existing national legislation.


Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation