Kremlin says free market can’t be stopped after FBI raises fears over Russian apps

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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a gathering, devoted to the upcoming televised phone-in of Russian President Vladimir Putin with residents, in Moscow, Russia June 19, 2019. Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin through Information ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.

MOSCOW (Information) – The Kremlin stated on Tuesday it didn’t suppose it was doable to cease free market competitors after the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation stated it thought of any cellular app developed in Russia to be a “potential counterintelligence menace”.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov made the remark when requested a couple of assertion by the FBI on Monday in response to a U.S. lawmaker’s question about face-editing photograph app FaceApp.

Reporting by Alexander Marrow and Andrew Osborn; writing by Tom Balmforth; modifying by