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    Moscow protests Prague's "groundless" and "unfriendly" refusal to renew the accreditation of two Russian reporters, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The ministry also questioned Prague's refusal to grant accreditation to Vechernyaya Moskva reporter Vladimir Snegirev, who has worked in the Czech capital since 2014.

    "We are indignant over the repeated, groundless refusals to prolong the accreditation of International Information Agency Rossiya Segodnya correspondent [Alexander] Kuranov in the Czech Republic, despite Foreign Minister L.Zaoralek's assurance that he would assist in the journalist's accreditation," the ministry said in a statement.

    "These unfriendly actions by the Czech authorities harm bilateral relations and run counter to Prague's stated respect for the principles of freedom of speech and journalists' rights. We firmly protest Prague's nonconstructive actions, which will not remain without appropriate response," the statement reads.


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