Ukraine war briefing: Moscow declares BBC Russian correspondent ‘foreign agent’


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The Russian justice ministry has labelled two prominent journalists - BBC correspondent Ilya Barabanov and a Russian science reporter named Asya Kazantseva - as “foreign agents”, the British broadcaster has reported. Barabanov has written extensively about Russia’s war in Ukraine and the Wagner mercenary group, while Kazantseva signed an open letter from Russian scientists and science journalists demanding Russian troops withdraw from Ukraine. The BBC condemned the move, saying: “The BBC has a global reputation as a trusted and independent source of news.” It added: “… our priority right now is to support Ilya and all his colleagues to ensure...