Russia Accuses NYT, FT of Publishing 'Disinformation' on Nation's COVID-19 Death Toll

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Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova is criticizing news outlets for printing "disinformation" after The New York Times and Financial Times reported that the country's COVID-19 death toll could be considerably higher than what the Kremlin is reporting.

Zakharova also said the government had sent a letter to each outlet demanding a retraction.

The Russian government says just 642 people have died as a result of COVID-19 in Moscow, the country's largest city with a population of approximately 12 million.

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