Kremlin says needed 'harsh' fake news law due to 'information war'

AFP , Saturday 5 Mar 2022

The Kremlin on Saturday defended new legislation that could see people jailed for up to 15 years for publishing "fake news" about the Russian military, saying the country was facing "an information war".

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The Kremlin in front of the Moskva river. AP

"The law was necessary and needed urgently because of the unprecedented -- not even campaign -- but information war that has been unleashed against our country," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, underscoring that a "harsh" law was required undet the circumstances.

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