Q – Yesterday, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman asked France to apologize for refusing to allow Russian journalists to attend President Macron’s press conference on the sidelines of the G20 summit in India. The president’s press team staff said, in particular, that Russian media outlet representatives could not attend the press conference. What is France’s reaction to this incident, which the spokeswoman qualified as “discriminatory and racist”?
A – We have no comment on the statements made by the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, who is well known for her verbal excesses.
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