Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of Russian broadcaster RT, meets with journalists, with the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour seen in the background, in Moscow, Russia, Oct. 17, 2016. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Britain Monday denied being involved in the reported closure of the NatWest bank accounts of Kremlin-funded RT television network, a decision that Moscow decried as politically motivated.All the accounts," wrote RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan on Twitter.She later said that NatWest has not blocked RT's access to the accounts and it can still withdraw its funds.No new sanctions or obligations relating to Russia have been put on U.K. banks by the British government since February 2015 .The bank says it will close RT's accounts by Dec.12 .The RT editor-in-chief told Rossiya-24 state television that the decision included some personal accounts of senior staff working in Britain.It has a British outlet called RT U.K. that broadcasts from London.
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