WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Russian embassy told Sputnik that Antonov visited RT's offices in Washington.
"We stand behind our own," Antonov said as quoted by the Russian Embassy in the US on Twitter.
US authorities have repeatedly tried to label RT as a propaganda arm of the Russian government as opposed to a media outlet.
RT — and the Sputnik news agency — has faced significant pressure in recent months because of US lawmakers’ and Intelligence Community’s allegations the broadcaster could have been involved in attempts to influence US public life, including the 2016 presidential election.
Both media outlets, as well as the Russian authorities, have repeatedly dismissed the US allegations as unfounded.