Russia accuses Deutsche Welle of urging Russians to take part in protests

Police officers detain a man during an unsanctioned rally urging fair elections in downtown Moscow on August 3, 2019. (File photo: AFP)

Russia on Thursday accused German media outlet Deutsche Welle of calling on Russians to take part in recent anti-government protests, and it said Moscow would take action against the outlet under domestic law if it made such calls again.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that it had told a German diplomat that calls made by Deutsche Welle on social media were “unacceptable”.

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