MOSCOW, January 18. /TASS/. The recent events in the US show that Washington has trampled the principle of access to information, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during a press conference on the outcomes of Russian diplomacy in 2020, commenting on the decision to block the accounts of US President Donald Trump after the protests against the outcomes of the presidential election.
"The access to information is guaranteed by numerous decisions of the OSCE, it is guaranteed by an international pact on citizen and political rights. This principle of access to information simply has been trampled recently in the US, with shocked silence and inarticulate comments from the side of American allies," Lavrov stated.
According to him, "now, everyone is trying to sweep it under the rug," there are reports that some social networks are recovering Trump’s access to his accounts. "But it’s not about Trump, it’s about the government blatantly failing to fulfil its obligations on ensuring access to information," the minister stated.