Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova criticized the statements of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in which he attacked China, and accused him of waging a media war against Beijing, taking advantage of the Corona crisis.
Zakharova wrote on her Facebook page today, Thursday: “US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said recently that he adheres to using the term“ Wuhan virus ”to describe the new Corona virus that has caused a global epidemic, and declared that China has a“ special responsibility ”in terms of transparency towards Pandemic ”.
In an interview with The Hugh Hewitt Show, Pompeo explained his position, saying that the name “Wuhan virus” shows everyone “how things began because” the Chinese city of Wuhan was the source of the spread of the pandemic, and the Chinese government was the first to know about it. “
Zakharov commented on this statement, saying, “This is an information war.”