MOSCOW, March 17. /ITAR-TASS/. Speaker of Russia’s State Duma Sergei Naryshkin called on the Ukrainian authorities to be more open to Russian reporters and not to interfere with their work.
“I am pleased the Ukrainian reporters have been working freely in the territory of the Russian Federation, with state authorities, at the state bodies,” he said.
“I would like very much the Ukrainian authorities to be open likewise to Russian reporters,” he continued adding there were occasions of “major obstacles and barriers for the free work of our (Russian) reporters in the territory of Ukraine.”
Naryshkin expressed hope “it is a temporary occurence, to be stopped by the new authorities".