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The foreign Ministry commented on the attack on Russian journalists in the United States

The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova urged the competent authorities in the United States to ensure the proper attitude towards the media in accordance with international obligations after the attack on Russian journalists in Portland.

In conversation with reporters, she said that "today in the United States attacked police officers had been the crew of the "First channel"... journalists had been applied physical strength, damaged professional equipment."

"We consider unacceptable the deliberate aggressive actions by American law enforcement agencies against media representatives", - said Zakharov.

"We urge the competent authorities in the United States to ensure a proper attitude towards the press in accordance with the international obligations in the field of human rights and freedom of the media, voluntarily assumed by the American side," - said the official representative of the MFA of Russia.

According to her, "this is not the first case of disproportionate power influence of the US police in the Russian journalists."

"Forced to re-apply in connection with the situation in an international organization designed to protect the rights and freedoms of journalists," concluded Maria Zakharova.