Moscow threatens to bar UK media if Britain bans Russian broadcaster

Moscow threatened on Tuesday to bar all British media from working in Russia if British authorities ban Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT from Britain.

British broadcasting regulator Ofcom has warned it could review RT's licence as bilateral tensions have risen over the poisoning of a Russian former double agent in England.

"No British media will work in Russia if they close down RT," Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Tuesday.