Russia plans retaliation against US media as row over RT escalates

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  • Moscow drafting tit-for-tat measures to place severe restrictions on US media
  • US orders RT to register as ‘foreign agent’ or have its bank accounts frozen

Russia’s parliament has begun drafting tit-for-tat measures that would place severe restrictions on some US media outlets operating in the country, in a move that looks likely to plunge US-Russia relations to a new low.

The announcement on Friday came shortly after the Kremlin-funded international news channel RT said it had been ordered by the US Department of Justice to register as a “foreign agent” by Monday or have its bank accounts frozen.

Related: RT editor disputes US hacking report’s implication of Russian news channel

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