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Russia’s Defense Ministry Deprives ABC Channel of Accreditation After Basayev Interview

The Russian Defense Ministry has deprived the ABC television channel off accreditation. Minister Sergei Ivanov said on Sunday the channel is now “persona non grata for the ministry, no interview will be granted to it ever.” This step was made by the ministry after the channel broadcast an interview with the Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev, who has claimed responsibility for several bloody terrorist attacks in Russia. Ivanov expressed indignation in connection with the interview and said he “gave the order to the ministry’s press service chief to not let any of the ministry’s servicemen have contacts with the television company mentioned.” Full Story

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