The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. Lavrov Century advocates of the Western media to be objective in covering the events in the South-East of Ukraine.
" We strongly hope that the journalistic profession will not put before necessity to betray the basis of free journalism ", - he told reporters in Ust-Kamenogorsk.
So the Head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation explained the recent refusal of the majority of the Western media to visit Rostov for a meeting with the Ukrainian military that reside in Russia.
first Deputy Director of the Department of information and press of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Maria Zakharova told that the correspondents of the largest U.S. media refused from the proposal of the Ministry of defence and Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation to visit Rostov region and to meet with requested asylum in the Russian Federation of the Ukrainian military. In her expressions, American correspondents go, citing " technical reasons ". Among the media, which, According to the Zakharova, has not wanted to go to the Rostov region: si-EN-EN, new York times, The Washington post, The Christian Science Monitor.