Putin: Government criticism should be free but with no mockery
He added that the government cannot turn a blind eye on things like mockery of state symbols.
Criticism of the authorities should be free, said Russian President Vladimir Putin during the national phone-in when asked about the spring law punishing for criticizing the government, reports Rosbalt.
However, the government cannot turn a blind eye on things like mockery of state symbols, he added. Putin also pointed that fake news is still a real issue since it is spreading through social media.
Presumably, it concerns the US response to Ukraine’s help in the investigation against Joseph Biden, Trump’s main rival in the 2020 presidential election, who allegedly was in collusion with Kiev during the previous campaign.