WSJ correspondent detained in Russia on suspicion of espionage
The Russian FSB has detained the Wall Street Journal correspondent Evan Gershkovich in Yekaterinburg, a criminal case of espionage has been opened against him
This was reported by Radio Liberty.
This was reported by a Russian propaganda publication.
It is noted that the case is labeled 'top secret,' and the journalist himself does not admit the charges. Gershkovich has been given a pre-trial restraint in the form of detention.
Earlier, Radio Liberty reported that a criminal espionage case had been opened against Evan Gershkovich.
The journalist was in Russia with the task of writing about the attitude of Russians to the war in Ukraine and the recruitment of locals to Wagner PMC. The Russian FSB claims that the journalist was collecting information about one of the enterprises of the Russian military-industrial complex on behalf of the US.
Russian media report that Gershkovich was detained in the evening in the city center near a restaurant. People in civilian clothes pulled a sweater over his head and took him in an unknown direction.
The incident was also reported by the unofficial telegram channel of the Sverdlovsk region Governor's Office: "Yesterday in Yekaterinburg, the Wall Street Journal journalist Evan Gershkovich was indeed detained. The situation is very serious."
The man has lived in Moscow for the past 6 years and specialized in writing about events in Ukraine and Russia. His last publication, dated March 28, was devoted to the destruction of the Russian economy.
On March 27, a citizen of another state was detained in Poland, suspected of collecting and transmitting information in the interests of the Russian Federation; he has already admitted to the accusations.