Moscow (Russia) December 2 (ANI) Russia's decision to pass a measure that would ban American journalists from covering the Duma, the lower chamber of its Parliament, comes as a major blow to media freedom.
The parliament will consider the resolution next week, she informed.
"It will need to go through several steps, including being passed by committee, the upper house and the lower house before the resolution becomes official," said CNN.
Dmitry Peskov, government spokesperson, said that the plan has the Kremlin's "full understanding."
"Such blatant attacks against foreign media, particularly Russian ones -- which are in violation of the world practice of freedom of speech -- they, unfortunately, are blossoming in the US," Peskov said.