RT News - January 18, 2020 (13:00 MSK)
The Pentagon reacts to accusations that Washington has "routinely lied" about America's longest war – made by the top US official overseeing Afghanistan's reconstruction. Russian programmer Alexander Vinnik, arrested in Greece on Washington's request, writes a plea for help, saying he has been tortured and refused the most basic rights. In dramatic scenes, the French President is rushed out of a Paris theatre under a hail of boos as furious protesters chanting 'Macron resign!' try to confront him. Russia marks 77 years since the breaking of the siege of Leningrad, one of World War Two's most appalling humanitarian disasters.