November 15, 2017 / 10:06 AM / 7 months ago

Kremlin: law on media 'foreign agents' is our response to U.S. measures

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A draft law allowing Moscow to designate foreign media as “foreign agents” gives Russia a tool to reciprocate to restrictions Washington has imposed on Russian media operating in the United States, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.

Journalists take pictures of the city at the Iset Tower skyscraper in Yekaterinburg, Russia August 19, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

He said it was too early to say how tough the law would be as the draft, approved on second reading by the lower house of parliament on Wednesday, did not spell out how it would be applied in practice.

reporting by Maria Tsvetkova; writing by Denis Pinchuk; Editing by Christian Lowe

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