These steps signal continuation of the policy of pressure on the Russian mass media. It is obvious that now attempts are made to intimidate the commercial companies cooperating with our media resources.
We call on the U.S. authorities to stop the practice of restricting press freedom as regards the Russian media. Also, we would like to warn against imposition of individual restriction our correspondents in the U.S.
Intensification of struggle in the field of mass information does not meet the interests of Russian-American collaboration. We are set to develop full-fledged mutually beneficial dialogue with U.S. counterparts. We will put maximum efforts into making it impossible for the enemies of better Russian-American relations to raise the upper hand.