November 18, 2015 / 12:01 PM / 3 years ago

Russian minister says anti-doping agency facing pressure over doping case against Russia - RIA

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko delivers a speech during a session of the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, in Moscow, Russia, November 18, 2015. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Wednesday that officials in the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) were coming under pressure in their investigation into doping allegations against Russian athletes, the RIA news agency reported.

Mutko said Russia would continue to harshly punish sportsmen for doping and that Russia was capable of solving the problem itself.

Reporting by Alexander Winning; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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