"The logic is the same — to defame Russia," Mr Kosachev said.

It's not defamation if they're right (emphasis mine):

    Defamation, calumny, vilification, or traducement is the communication of a FALSE statement that, depending on the law of the country, harms the reputation of an individual, business, product, group, government, religion, or nation.

posted by francopoli: 265 days ago